Women Writers Of Ancient Greece And Rome

Author: Ian Michael Plant
Editor: 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.

Entertainment Violence In Ancient Rome

Author: Magnus Wistrand
Editor: Coronet Books Incorporated
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Ancient Roman Writers

Author: Ward W. Briggs
Editor: 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.

The Ancient Roman City

Author: John E. Stambaugh
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801836923
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A synthesis of recent work in archaeology and social history, drawing on physical, literary, and documentary sources.

Memory In Ancient Rome And Early Christianity

Author: Karl Galinsky
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198744765
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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.

The Historians Of Ancient Rome

Author: Ronald Mellor
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041597108X
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"Covering more than a thousand years of Roman history, The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive single volume of ancient sources available in English for the study of Rome."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Politics Of Immorality In Ancient Rome

Author: Catharine Edwards
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893893
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The decadence and depravity of the ancient Romans are a commonplace of serious history, popular novels and spectacular films. This book is concerned not with the question of how immoral the ancient Romans were but why the literature they produced is so preoccupied with immorality. The modern image of immoral Rome derives from ancient accounts which are largely critical rather than celebratory. Upper-class Romans habitually accused one another of the most lurid sexual and sumptuary improprieties. Historians and moralists lamented the vices of their contemporaries and mourned for the virtues of a vanished age. Far from being empty commonplaces these assertions constituted a powerful discourse through which Romans negotiated conflicts and tensions in their social and political order. This study proceeds by a detailed examination of a wide range of ancient texts (all of which are translated) exploring the dynamics of their rhetoric, as well as the ends to which they were deployed. Roman moralising discourse, the author suggests, may be seen as especially concerned with the articulation of anxieties about gender, social status and political power. Individual chapters focus on adultery, effeminacy, the immorality of the Roman theatre, luxurious buildings and the dangers of pleasure. This book should appeal to students and scholars of classical literature and ancient history. It will also attract anthropologists and social and cultural historians.

The Classical Manual

Author: James Skerret Shore Baird
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Ancient Roman Women

Author: Brian Williams
Editor: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781403405227
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Looks at how women lived in ancient Roman times, discussing marriage, fashion, and religion.

Ancient Roman Jobs

Author: Brian Williams
Editor: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781403405203
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Presents an account of the skills and jobs that were necessary to run a city in ancient Roman times.