The Fires Of Vesuvius

Author: Mary Beard
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674045866
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Although Pompeii still does not give up its secrets quite as easily as it may seem, Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. From sex to politics, food to religion, slavery to literacy, she offers us the big picture of the inhabitants of the lost city.

Laughter In Ancient Rome

Author: Mary Beard
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520287584
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What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear—a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient “monkey business” to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really “get” the Romans’ jokes?

The Fires Of Autumn

Author: Irène Némirovsky
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409019527
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The prequel to the bestselling Suite Française Paris 1918, Bernard Jacquelain returns from the trenches a changed man. The city is a whirl of decadence and corruption and he embarks on a life of parties and shady business dealings, as well as an illicit affair. But as another war threatens, everything around him starts to crumble, and the future for him and for France suddenly looks dangerously uncertain.

The Colosseum

Author: Keith Hopkins
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674018952
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The history of the Colosseum is, in reality, much stranger than the legend. In this engaging book, we learn the details of how the arena was built and at what cost; we meet the emperors who sometimes fought in gladiatorial games; and we take measure of the audience who reveled in, or opposed, these games. The authors also trace the strange afterlife of the monument.

Watching Vesuvius

Author: Sean Cocco
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226923711
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This work explores the question of Vesuvius as an object of study in the early modern science of volcanism from the investigations and opinions of humanists and naturalists in the late Renaissance to the early 18th-century philosophizing on volcanoes and the development of geology later in the century.

Silius Italicus

Author: Florian Schaffenrath
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631586587
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Vom 19. bis 21. Juni 2008 fand an der Universitat Innsbruck erstmalig eine Tagung statt, die ausschliesslich dem epischen Dichter Silius Italicus gewidmet war. Die einzelnen Beitrage, die in diesem Band versammelt und um einige vermehrt wurden, fassen einerseits die bisherigen Forschungen zu zentralen Fragen zusammen, skizzieren andererseits auch neue Wege und Sichtweisen auf einen Dichter, den die Klassische Philologie lange Zeit recht stiefmutterlich behandelt hat."

The London Literary Gazette And Journal Of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

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Pantologia A New Cabinet Cyclop Dia By J M Good O Gregory And N Bosworth Assisted By Other Gentlemen Of Eminence

Author: John Mason Good
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