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

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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...

Dictionary Of Literary Biography Vol 211

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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.

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.

Entertainment Violence In Ancient Rome

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

Autore: Gale Group
Editore: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787644819
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Provides coverage of world authors from all eras. Each volume focuses on a specific country or region, featuring entries on approximately 30-40 major literary figures. Essays discuss in detail both the author's major works and the most respected critical evaluations of those works.

Women Poets In Ancient Greece And Rome

Autore: Ellen Greene
Editore: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806136646
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Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.

An Inquiry Into The Credibility Of The Early Roman History By The Right Hon Sir George Cornewall Lewis

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Readers And Writers In The Ancient Novel

Autore: Michael Paschalis
Editore: Barkhuis
ISBN: 9077922547
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The present volume comprises most of the papers delivered at RICAN 4 in 2007. The focus is placed on readers and writers in the ancient novel and broadly in ancient fiction, though without ignoring readers and writers of the ancient novel. The papers offer a wide and rich range of perspectives: the reading of novels in antiquity as a process of active engagement with the text (Konstan); the dialogic character, involving writer and reader, of Lucian's Verae Historiae (Futre Pinheiro); book divisions in Chariton's Callirhoe as prompts guiding the reader towards gradual mastery over the text (Whitmarsh); polypragmosyne (curiosity) in ancient fiction and how it affects the practice of reading novels (Hunter); the intriguing relationship between the writing and reading of inscriptions in ancient fiction (Slater); the tension between public and private in constructing and reading of texts inserted in the novelistic prose (Nimis); the intertextual pedigree of the poet Eumolpus (Smith); Seneca's Claudius and Petronius' Encolpius as readers of Homer and Virgil and writers of literary scenarios (Paschalis); the ways in which some Greek novels draw the reader's attention to their status as written texts (Bowie); the interfaces between tellers and receivers of stories in Antonius Diogenes (Morgan); the generic components and the putative author of the Alexander Romance (Stoneman); Diktys as a writer and ways of reading his Ephemeris (Dowden); the presence and character of Iliadic intertexts in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (Harrison); the contrasting roles of the narrator-translator in Apuleius' Metamorphoses and De deo Socratis (Fletcher); seriocomic strategies by Roman authors of narrative fiction and fable (Graverini & Keulen); reading as a function for recognizing 'allegorical moments' in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius (Zimmerman); active and passive reading as embedded in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius; and the importance of book reading in Augustine's 'novelistic' Confessions (Hunink).