Entertainment Violence In Ancient Rome

Autore: Magnus Wistrand
Editore: Coronet Books Incorporated
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Ancient Roman Writers

Autore: Ward W. Briggs
Editore: Gale / Cengage Learning
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The history of Rome is essentially the history of one nation imitating another, namely Greece. The Romans invented only one genre, the satire. Roman writers borrowed their subject matter from the Greeks in all but one respect, history. Several of these Roman authors were slaves or came from slave families. It was the Greek-speaking early-freed slaves that taught the Romans to give their literature subjectivity.

Ancient Roman Writers

Autore: Source: Wikipedia
Editore: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781233149773
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Julius Caesar, Virgil, Quintilian, Gaius Julius Hyginus, Juvenal, Marcus Terentius Varro, Phaedrus, Pontius of Carthage, Aulus Cremutius Cordus, Sulpicia, Arnobius, Alfenus Varus, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Publius Rutilius Rufus, Marcus Antistius Labeo, Commodian, Aulus Hirtius, Julius Obsequens, Columella, Publilius Syrus, Marcus Minucius Felix, Fenestella, Aggenus Urbicus, Siculus Flaccus, Gaius Matius, Quintus Antistius Labeo, Alcimus Alethius, Quintus Gargilius Martialis, Scribonius Largus, Decimus Laberius, Aufidius Namusa, Grattius, Vibius Sequester, Pelagonius, Hyginus Gromaticus, Eucolpius, Titus Quinctius Atta, Aelius Festus Aphthonius. Excerpt: Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC - 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar entered into a political alliance with Crassus and Pompey that was to dominate Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power through populist tactics were opposed within the Roman Senate by the conservative elite, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain. These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse Pompey's standing. The balance of power was further upset by the death of Crassus in 53 BC. Political realignments in Rome finally led to a standoff between Caesar and Pompey, the latter having taken up the cause of the Senate. Ordered by the senate to stand trial in Rome for various charges, Caesar marched from Gaul to Italy with his legions, crossi...

Women Writers Of Ancient Greece And Rome

Autore: Ian Michael Plant
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806136219
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Despite a common perception that most writing in antiquity was produced by men, some important literature written by women during this period has survived. Edited by I. M. Plant, Women Writers of Ancient Greece and Rome is a comprehensive anthology of the surviving literary texts of women writers from the Graeco-Roman world that offers new English translations from the works of more than fifty women. From Sappho, who lived in the seventh century B.C., to Eudocia and Egeria of the fifth century A.D., the texts presented here come from a wide range of sources and span the fields of poetry and prose. Each author is introduced with a critical review of what we know about the writer, her work, and its significance, along with a discussion of the texts that follow. A general introduction looks into the problem of the authenticity of some texts attributed to women and places their literature into the wider literary and social contexts of the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

Let The Games Begin

Autore: Peter Valente
ISBN: 9781584981152
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Poetry. Interpretive Translation. Classics. Satire. "In LET THE GAMES BEGIN, Peter Valente has borrowed, sampled, excised, and rearranged the canon of Greek and Latin letters to consolidate the extremes which that literature is famous for. Life was just as shitty in Ancient Rome as it is today and for many of the same reasons. Just ask Pliny the Younger. Taking a break from leisurely hunting all morning in the woods of his villa, he sits down to write prose. 'There is so much suffering in the world, ' he thinks, and then commences to write. Pliny's cash-rich stoic hygiene is countered by the anonymous cock-obsessed poems of the Priapeia, along with stunning re- visions of Ovid, Catullus, and Lucian. LET THE GAMES BEGIN is a rich, embodied reading of Roman life, which is to say our contemporary life. A life which, like ours, includes not only bloody spectacular violence but a poetry which refuses, beautifully, to 'just accept things as they come and make the best of your situation, whatever it is.'" Brandon Brown"

The Ancient Romans

Autore: Paul Roberts
Editore: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892369867
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Introduces ancient Roman society and the everyday life of people of different classes and occupations.

Twelve Voices From Greece And Rome

Autore: Christopher Pelling
Editore: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199597367
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A book for all readers who want to know more about the literature that underpins Western civilization, this is a vibrant and distinctive introduction to twelve of the greatest authors from ancient Greece and Rome, writers whose voices still resonate strongly across the centuries: Homer, Sappho, Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Juvenal Tacitus and Lucian. As Pelling and Wyke show, these twelve classical voices can sound bothcompellingly familiar and startlingly alien to the twenty-first century reader. Yet they remain suggestive and inspiring, despite being rooted in their own times and places, and have profoundly affected thelives of those prepared to listen to them right up to the present day.

Ancient Writers Homer To Caesar

Autore: Torrey James Luce
Editore: Charles Scribner's Sons
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This two-volume survey of Western literature in the classical period contains 47 chronologically arranged essays.

Memory In Ancient Rome And Early Christianity

Autore: Karl Galinsky
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191062197
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What and how do people remember? Who controls the process of what we call cultural or social memory? What is forgotten and why? People's memories are not the same as history written in retrospect; they are malleable and an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction. Ancient Rome provided much of the cultural framework for early Christianity, and in both the role of memory was pervasive. Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity presents perspectives from an international and interdisciplinary range of contributors on the literature, history, archaeology, and religion of a major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies. It offers a selective exploration of the wealth of topics which comprise memory studies, and also features a contribution from a leading neuroscientist on the actual workings of the human memory.


Autore: Mary Beard
Editore: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765441X
Grandezza: 46,83 MB
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Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'.