The Poems

Author: Catullus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937491

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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One of the most versatile of Roman poets, Catullus wrote verse of an almost unparalleled diversity and stylistic agility, from the brevity of the epigram to the sustained elegance of the elegy. This collection contains all of Catullus' extant work and includes his lyrics to the notorious Clodia Metelli - married, seductive and corrupt - charting the course from rapturous delight in a new affair to the torment of love gone sour; poems to his young friend Iuventius; and longer verse, such as the extraordinary tale of Attis, a Greek youth who castrates himself in a fit of religious ecstasy. Ranging from the tender, moving and passionate to the vicious and even obscene, these are poems of astonishingly modern force and content.


A Handbook

Author: Jonathan R. W. Prag,Ian D. Repath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118556631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world. Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary structure, social and historic contexts, and modern reception Supplemented by illustrations, plot outline, glossary, map, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading

Selected Letters

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,P. G. Walsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199214204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

View: 5537

This selection of Cicero's letters not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the collapse of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. It provides a vivid picture of daily life and politics in Rome, the assassination of Caesar, and Cicero's vain resistance to the rise of Mark Antony.

Horace's Satires and Epistles

Author: Horace,Jacob Fuchs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393090932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 105

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Horace today is perhaps best remembered as the lyric poet of the Odes, as consequently as the inventor of the form named the Horatian Ode after him. But his achievement is more various than the Odes and Epodes suggest.

The Ancient Roman City

Author: John E. Stambaugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801836923

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 9519

A synthesis of recent work in archaeology and social history, drawing on physical, literary, and documentary sources.

Big Screen Rome

Author: Monica Silveira Cyrino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 394

Big Screen Rome is the first systematic survey of the most important and popular films from the past half century that reconstruct the image of Roman antiquity. The first systematic survey of the most important and popular recent films about Roman antiquity. Shows how cinema explores, reinvents and celebrates the spectacle of ancient Rome. Films discussed in depth include Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and Terry Jones’s Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Contributes to discussions about the ongoing relevance of the classical world. Shows how contemporary film-makers use recreations of ancient history as commentaries on contemporary society. Structured in a way that makes it suitable for course use, and features issues for discussion and analysis, and reference to further bibliographic resources. Written in an energetic and engaging style.

The Satyrica of Petronius

An Intermediate Reader with Commentary and Guided Review

Author: Beth Severy-Hoven

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806145900

Category: Drama

Page: 332

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In "The "Satyrica" of Petronius," Beth Severy-Hoven makes the masterpiece, with its flights of language and vision of Roman culture around the time of Nero, accessible to a new generation of students of Latin.

Six Tragedies

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Emily Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192807064

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 4071

This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.

In Search of the Romans

Author: James Renshaw

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 185399748X

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 1802

Describes the history of Rome from its founding in the eighth century BCE to the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century CE.

The Satires

Author: Juvenal,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198147562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 6945

Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader.

The Satyricon

Author: Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.


Author: Petronius Arbiter

Publisher: N.A



Page: 418

View: 9993


Greek Fiction

Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion

Author: Chariton,Longus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196913X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3812

In this collection of Greek fiction written between the first and fourth centuries AD, 'Callirhoe' is the stirring tale of star-crossed lovers Chaereas and Callirhoe, torn apart when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave, while 'Daphnis and Chloe' tells of a boy and girl abandoned at birth, who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. Greek Fiction - also containing 'Letters of Chion', an early thriller about tyranny and a political assassination - is a fascinating glimpse into an alternative view of Ancient Greece's literary culture.

A Commentary on The Satyrica of Petronius

Author: Gareth Schmeling

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199567713

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 6137

The Satyrica is a thrilling piece of literature credited to Petronius and written under the Roman emperor Nero. Schmeling's commentary offers readers an insightful analysis of this historically important text through philological, linguistic, historical, and narratological discussions, while highlighting issues surrounding its authorship.

Disorienting Dharma

Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Author: Emily T. Hudson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199860769

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 6448

This book explores the relationship between ethics, aesthetics, and religion in classical Indian literature and literary theory by focusing on one of the most celebrated and enigmatic texts to emerge from the Sanskrit epic tradition, the Mahabharata. This text, which is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important sources for the study of South Asian religious, social, and political thought, is a foundational text of the Hindu tradition(s) and considered to be a major transmitter of dharma (moral, social, and religious duty), perhaps the single most important concept in the history of Indian religions. However, in spite of two centuries of Euro-American scholarship on the epic, basic questions concerning precisely how the epic is communicating its ideas about dharma and precisely what it is saying about it are still being explored. Disorienting Dharma brings to bear a variety of interpretive lenses (Sanskrit literary theory, reader-response theory, and narrative ethics) to examine these issues. One of the first book-length studies to explore the subject from the lens of Indian aesthetics, it argues that such a perspective yields startling new insights into the nature of the depiction of dharma in the epic through bringing to light one of the principle narrative tensions of the epic: the vexed relationship between dharma and suffering. In addition, it seeks to make the Mahabharata interesting and accessible to a wider audience by demonstrating how reading the Mahabharata, perhaps the most harrowing story in world literature, is a fascinating, disorienting, and ultimately transformative experience.

Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook

Annotated Translations of Greek and Latin Texts and Documents

Author: Andrew N. Sherwood,Milo Nikolic,John W. Humphrey,John P. Oleson,Assistant Professor Department of Classics Milo Nikolic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134926219

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 5862

In this volume the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient authors to provide a history and an analysis of the origins and development of technology. Among the topics covered are: * energy * basic mechanical devices * agriculture * food processing and diet * mining and metallurgy * construction and hydraulic engineering * household industry * transport and trade * military technology. The sourcebook presents 150 ancient authors and a diverse range of literary genres, such as, the encyclopedic Natural Histories of Pliny the Elder, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius and the agricultural treatise of Varro. Humphrey, Oleson and Sherwood provide a comprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sources to illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. Glossaries of technological terminology, indices of authors and subjects, introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence, notes to explain the specific details, and a recent bibliography make this volume a valuable research and teaching tool.

Classical Literary Criticism

Author: Donald Andrew Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 8546

European literary criticism was pioneered in the ancient world, and this edition provides the principal Greek and Latin texts in translation, giving the reader a fair and intelligible view of ancient literary criticism and its development. Each passage is supplemented by a brief contextual introduction and a lucid general introduction provides an overview of classical thought on tragedy, comedy, poetry, and epic, as well as of the ideas of mimesis, the moral effect of poetry, emotion, and rhetoric.

Agricola and Germany

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,Anthony Birley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953926X

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3188

Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian, was inspired to take up his pen when the assassination of Domitian ended `fifteen years of enforced silence'. Agricola is the biography of his late father-in-law and an account of Roman Britain. Germania gives insight into Rome's most dangerous enemies, the Germans, and is the only surviving specimen from the ancient world of an ethnographic study. Each in its way has had immense influence on our perception of Rome and the northern `barbarians' and the edition reflects recent research in Roman-British and Roman-German history.

The Satires

Author: Juvenal,Niall Rudd,William Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839459

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 7208

This translation of Juvenal's Satires reproduces the original style and metrical effect of Juvenal's hexameters, while the introduction and notes provide literary and historical background to the 16 satires.

Tradition, Translation, Trauma

The Classic and the Modern

Author: Jan Parker,Timothy Mathews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199554595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 9393

A collection of essays by a team of distinguished international contributors concerned with how Classic - mainly Greek and Latin but also Arabic and Portuguese - texts become present in later cultures; how they are passed on, received and affect over time and space, and how they resonate in the modern.