Latin Literature of the Fourth Century Routledge Revivals

Latin Literature of the Fourth Century  Routledge Revivals

This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre ...

Author: J. W. Binns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808589

Category: History

Page: 201

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This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined are Ausonius, the poet, Imperial official and tutor to Gratian; Claudian, the last major ‘classical’ poet; Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola, two of the founders of Christian Latin poetry; Symmachus, the letter writer and supporter of die-hard paganism; and St. Augustine, whose influence on Christian thought and the Middle Ages is incalculable. These essays consider how such writers responded to a world where vitality was ebbing from the old forms of political life, religion and literature, giving way to new institutions, modes of life and horizons of reflection.
Categories: History

Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD

Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD

Challenging ideas about the declining social role and impact of literature in Late Antiquity, Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD demonstrates how Greek and Latin literature of the fourth century AD continued to play an ...

Author: Lieve Van Hoof

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004279476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Challenging ideas about the declining social role and impact of literature in Late Antiquity, Literature and Society in the Fourth Century AD demonstrates how Greek and Latin literature of the fourth century AD continued to play an important role in public performance and debate, the creation of reality, and self-presentation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Latin Literature of the Fourth Century Routledge Revivals

Latin Literature of the Fourth Century  Routledge Revivals

He owes no less a debt to the Greek rhetoricians of the third and fourth centuries; it is unquestionably to the handbooksof Menander Rhetor rather thanto theworksoftheLatin panegyrists thatClaudian's panegyrics owe both their form and ...

Author: J. W. Binns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

View: 328

This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined are Ausonius, the poet, Imperial official and tutor to Gratian; Claudian, the last major ‘classical’ poet; Prudentius, and Paulinus of Nola, two of the founders of Christian Latin poetry; Symmachus, the letter writer and supporter of die-hard paganism; and St. Augustine, whose influence on Christian thought and the Middle Ages is incalculable. These essays consider how such writers responded to a world where vitality was ebbing from the old forms of political life, religion and literature, giving way to new institutions, modes of life and horizons of reflection.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prose Rhythm in Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

Prose Rhythm in Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

This work provides an assessment of the ancient and modern evidence on Latin prose rhythm.

Author: Steven M. Oberhelman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0773466673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 111

This work provides an assessment of the ancient and modern evidence on Latin prose rhythm. It covers the theories of Greek and Roman rhetoricians and literary critics, and includes discussions of the methodologies crafted by German, French, and Italian scholars since 1881 to analyze prose rhythm.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

This collection of new essays attempts to capture the vibrancy of the living ancient tradition reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great Latin writers of the fourth and fifth centuries AD.

Author: Jesus Hernandez Lobato

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199355631

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 488

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The aesthetic changes in late Roman literature speak to the foundations of modern Western culture. The dawn of a modern way of being in the world, one that most Europeans and Americans would recognize as closely ancestral to their own, is to be found not in the distant antiquity of Greece nor in the golden age of a Roman empire that spanned the Mediterranean, but more fundamentally in the original and problematic fusion of Greco-Roman culture with a new and unexpected foreign element-the arrival of Christianity as an exclusive state religion. For a host of reasons, traditionalist scholarship has failed to give a full and positive account of the formal, aesthetic and religious transformations of ancient poetics in Late Antiquity. The Poetics of Late Latin Literature attempts to capture the excitement and vibrancy of the living ancient tradition reinventing itself in a new context in the hands of a series of great Latin writers mainly from the fourth and fifth centuries AD. A series of the most distinguished expert voices in later Latin poetry as well as some of the most exciting new scholars have been specially commissioned to write new papers for this volume.
Categories: Latin poetry

Inscriptions and Their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Inscriptions and Their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

This volume offers a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the diversity of epigraphic material present in ancient literary texts, and the variety of responses, both ancient and modern, which they can provoke.

Author: Peter Liddel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199665747

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 745

From the archaic period onwards, ancient literary authors working within a range of genres discussed and quoted a variety of inscriptions. This volume offers a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the diversity of epigraphic material present in ancient literary texts, and the variety of responses, both ancient and modern, which they can provoke.
Categories: History

Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

Despite this, major authors like Seneca, Tacitus and Plotinus are considered individually. This work is an authoritative yet personal presentation of seven hundred years of literature.

Author: Albrecht Dihle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415692489

Category: Classical literature

Page: 656

View: 205

Professor Dihle sees the Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D. as an organic progression. He builds on Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are inextricably entwined and therefore should not be examined separately. Dihle does not simply consider narrowly defined `literature', but all works of cultural socio-historical significance, including Jewish and Christian literature, philosophy and science. Despite this, major authors like Seneca, Tacitus and Plotinus are considered individually. This work is an authoritative yet personal presentation of seven hundred years of literature.
Categories: Classical literature

Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

This is the first in-depth guide to Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century BC and the 6th century AD. Working from Friedrich Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are closely ...

Author: Albrecht Dihle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415063671

Category: History

Page: 647

View: 424

This is the first in-depth guide to Greek and Latin literature between the 1st century BC and the 6th century AD. Working from Friedrich Schlegel's observation that art, customs and political life in classical antiquity are closely intertwined, Albrecht Dihle produces a history which encompasses not only literature but all works of cultural and socio-historical significance, including Jewish and Christian literature. His study also shows how the mutual interpenetration of Greek and Roman culture during the Empire, and especially during the period of Christianization, made possible the formation of a unified and vastly influential classical culture. Dihle discusses poetry and prose, letters and scholarly investigations, philosophy and rhetoric, historical writing and jurisprudence, giving individual attention to major authors like Seneca, Tacitus, Plotinus and Augustine, as well as other writers who made significant contributions to their fields and have been unjustly forgotten. Also addressed are the exact sciences--geography, medicine, mathematics and technology. As the work of a single author, Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empireis a towering achievement--an authoritative yet personal presentation of 700 years of cultural life. This book provides unprecedented synoptic treatment of an unusually rich period of history.
Categories: History

Scribes and Scholars

Scribes and Scholars

In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years.

Author: L. D. Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199686339

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 823

It explores how the texts from classical Greece and Rome have survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to preserve them for future generations. In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years.
Categories: History

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

In the two centuries covered by this volume, from about AD 250 to 450, the Roman Empire suffered a period of chaos followed by drastic administrative and military reorganization.

Author: W. V. Clausen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273714

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

View: 815

In the two centuries covered by this volume, from about AD 250 to 450, the Roman Empire suffered a period of chaos followed by drastic administrative and military reorganization. Simultaneously Christianity emerged as a new religious force, to be first recognized by Constantine and then eventually to become the official religion of the Roman state. The old pagan culture continued to provide the basis for education and the staple literary diet of the leisured classes; but it now had perforce to coexist and indeed to compete with a new, specifically Christian-oriented literature. These and associated developments are reflected in the Latin books of the period. Of the traditional forms and genres, some atrophied, some were transformed and invigorated; and yet others, such as autobiography in something like the modern sense, emerged in response to the pressures of the times. Professor Browning's masterly and comprehensive survey is mostly concerned with pagan literature, but takes into account Christian texts written in classical forms and directed at classically educated readers. The volume ends with a chapter on Apuleius by Professor Walsh, followed by a brief Epilogue from the same hand, sketching the part played by classical studies in the formation of the Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
Categories: Literary Collections

Latin Literature

Latin Literature

This highly accessible, user-friendly work provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry and the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture

Author: Susanna Morton Braund

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415195187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 101

This highly accessible, user-friendly work provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry and the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture
Categories: Literary Criticism

Education Religion and Literary Culture in the 4th Century CE

Education  Religion  and Literary Culture in the 4th Century CE

Statio-Silian Relations in the Thebaid and Punica 1–2. Classical Philology, 109 (2), 130–139. Markus, R.A. (1974). Paganism, Christianity and the Latin Classics in the Fourth Century. In J. W. Binns (Ed.), Latin Literature of the Fourth ...

Author: Gabriela Ryser

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647573212

Category: History

Page: 446

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This book contextualizes Claudian’s handling of the Proserpina myth and the underworld in the history of literature and religion while showing intersections with and differences between the literary and religious uses of the underworld topos. In doing so, the study provides an incentive to rethink the dichotomy of the terms ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’ in favour of a more nuanced model of references and refunctionalisations of elements which are, or could be, religiously connotated. A close philological analysis of De raptu Proserpinae identifies the sphere of myth and poetry as an area of expressive freedom, a parallel universe to theological discourses (whether they be pagan-philosophical or Christian), while the profound understanding and skilful use of this particular sphere – a formative aspect of European religious and intellectual history – is postulated as a characteristic of the educated Roman and of Claudian’s poetry.
Categories: History

Dictionary Of Latin Literature

Dictionary Of Latin Literature

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters.

Author: James H. Mantinband

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442234031

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 314

View: 269

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides to the original works and their modern criticisms.
Categories: Literary Collections

Ausonius Epigrams

Ausonius  Epigrams

This edition includes both Latin text and translation.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472502414

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Decimus Magnus Ausonius of Bordeaux, whose life spanned the greater part of the fourth century AD, was one of the most significant literary and political figures of his age. After an academic career in his native Gaul he was appointed tutor to the future emperor Gratian, a position through which he achieved great power for himself and his family. He was made consul in 379 and later lived to enjoy a ripe old age as the grand old man of Latin letters. In this modern edition of Ausonius' short poems, collected together under the general heading of epigrams, N.M. Kay gives a line-by-line commentary dealing with points of literary, linguistic, historical and other interest. The epigrams throw light on many aspects of Ausonius' life, career and attitudes as well as on fourth-century Latin literature, and will thus be of interest to students of the fourth-century western world, of Latin literature, and of the epigram form in particular. This edition includes both Latin text and translation.
Categories: Literary Collections

Latin Literature

Latin Literature

Macrobius's works belong in the line of that erudite literature , common in the fourth century , that ranges from linguistic , exegetical , and stylistic problems to scholarship and history , and from philosophy to religion .

Author: Gian Biagio Conte

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801862531

Category: History

Page: 827

View: 468

This history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the 1000 year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. It offers a wide-ranging panorama of all major Latin authors.
Categories: History

Latin Literature

Latin Literature

In the literary revival of the latter half of the fourth century these tendencies have developed themselves , and taken a more mature but a less interesting form . After Christianity had become formally and irrevocably the State ...

Author: John William Mackail

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B304528

Category:

Page: 289

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The Later Roman Empire AD 284 430

The Later Roman Empire  AD 284 430

X CULTURE IN THE LATE FOURTH CENTURY a For the educational system see P. Lemerle , Byzantine Humanism , Eng . trans . ... the fourth century ' , in J. W. Binns , ed . , Latin Literature of the Fourth Century ( London , 1974 ) , 1-21 .

Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674511948

Category: History

Page: 238

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Marked by a power shift from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the pivotal fourth century, doing justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship.
Categories: History