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.

Entertainment Violence In Ancient Rome

Autore: Magnus Wistrand
Editore: Coronet Books Incorporated
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Dictionary Of Literary Biography Vol 211

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The Politics Of Immorality In Ancient Rome

Autore: Catharine Edwards
Editore: 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

Autore: James Skerret Shore Baird
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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.

Ancient Roman Jobs

Autore: Brian Williams
Editore: 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.

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.