Vergil ́s Political Commentary

in the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid

Author: Leendert Weeda

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110426420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

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Vergil’s commentary on political issues is discussed after analyzing the whole of the poet’s work. His political engagement – noticeable in much of his work, is clear. The new notion of the functional model, which the poet often used when making a political statement is introduced. New interpretations of a number of the Eclogues and passages of the Georgics and the Aeneid are given.

Liebe und Lyrik

Zur Funktion des erotischen Diskurses in Horazens erster Odensammlung

Author: Mathias Eicks

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110238950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

View: 1517

Through the analysis of individual love poems and groups of poems as well as through the representation of thematic and compositional connections of the love theme with other cardinal themes, this work opens up a new perspective on Horace s’ first collection of odes. Love becomes identifiable as the center of poetry, its poetic functionalization leads to a reassessment of the relationship between Horace and Augustus. Manifold evidence of relationships between individual poems allows new insight into the homogeneous structure of the collection as a whole.

Ovid's Amores

Author: Ovid,Guy Lee

Publisher: John Murray Publishers


Category: Poetry

Page: 202

View: 5375

The Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy

Author: Thea S. Thorsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107511747

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 3295

Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era, also known as the golden age of Roman literature. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times. The book is designed as an accessible introduction for the general reader interested in Latin love elegy and the history of love and lament in Western literature, as well as a collection of critically stimulating essays for students and scholars of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.

The Poetry of Friendship

Horace, Epistles I

Author: Ross Stuart Kilpatrick

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888641076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 6778

In Ross Kilpatrick's study of the First Book of Horace's Epistles, the controlling ethical theme that emerges is friendship. According to Kilpatrick, Horace systematically explores and applies, with affection, tact, sincerity, and a kindly sense of humour, the duties of amicitia.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin language

Page: N.A

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Revue d'études latines.

Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage

Author: Phebe Lowell Bowditch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520226038

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 6014

"In this very substantial contribution to Horatian scholarship, Bowditch focuses on the Roman patronage system, of which Horace was a notable beneficiary. Passing over the early years of the 30s BCE, when Maecenas first befriended Horace and introduced him into his privileged circle of political and literary associates in Rome, Bowditch concentrates on the decisive step in the relationship of the two when Maecenas gave Horace the Sabine Farm in the hill region beyond Tibur (modern Tivoli). Bowditch helps us view the complex significance of this 'gift' through a dazzling array of theoretical material from modern anthropological research into Greek, Roman, and North American Indian prehistory, drawn also from the disputed views on Roman patronage and from postmodern theories about the roles of writer and audiences in literature. . . . Bowditch's versatile interpretations of these Epistles, the most ingenious contribution of this valuable study, will offer a challenge for some time to future readers and scholars."— William S. Anderson, author/editor of Why Horace? : A Collection of Interpretations

The Politics of Latin Literature

Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome

Author: Thomas N. Habinek

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822515

Category: History

Page: 248

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This is the first book to describe the intimate relationship between Latin literature and the politics of ancient Rome. Until now, most scholars have viewed classical Latin literature as a product of aesthetic concerns. Thomas Habinek shows, however, that literature was also a cultural practice that emerged from and intervened in the political and social struggles at the heart of the Roman world. Habinek considers major works by such authors as Cato, Cicero, Horace, Ovid, and Seneca. He shows that, from its beginnings in the late third century b.c. to its eclipse by Christian literature six hundred years later, classical literature served the evolving interests of Roman and, more particularly, aristocratic power. It fostered a prestige dialect, for example; it appropriated the cultural resources of dominated and colonized communities; and it helped to defuse potentially explosive challenges to prevailing values and authority. Literature also drew upon and enhanced other forms of social authority, such as patriarchy, religious ritual, cultural identity, and the aristocratic procedure of self-scrutiny, or existimatio. Habinek's analysis of the relationship between language and power in classical Rome breaks from the long Romantic tradition of viewing Roman authors as world-weary figures, aloof from mundane political concerns--a view, he shows, that usually reflects how scholars have seen themselves. The Politics of Latin Literature will stimulate new interest in the historical context of Latin literature and help to integrate classical studies into ongoing debates about the sociology of writing.

Scribes and Scholars

A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature

Author: L. D. Reynolds,N. G. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199686335

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 4231

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.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1787240185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 5524

The Metamorphoses consists of fifteen books and over 250 myths. The poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.

Food in the Ancient World

Author: John Wilkins,Shaun Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154705

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5706

In Food in the Ancient World, a respected classicist and a practising world-class chef explore a millennium of eating and drinking. Explores a millennium of food consumption, from c.750 BC to 200 AD. Shows the pivotal role food had in a world where it was linked with morality and the social order. Concerns people from all walks of life – impoverished citizens subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites. Describes religious sacrifices, ancient dinner parties and drinking bouts, as well as exotic foods and recipes. Considers the role of food in ancient literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.

Ovid's Lovers

Desire, Difference and the Poetic Imagination

Author: Victoria Rimell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521862191

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 2052

Compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.

Ovid: Ars Amatoria

Author: Ovid,Roy K. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521813709

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 2811

A full-scale commentary emphasising the poem's didactic elements and its treatment of women.

A Companion to Food in the Ancient World

Author: John Wilkins,Robin Nadeau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118878191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

View: 2087

A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. • Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world • Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption during antiquity • Features original scholarship from some of the most influential North American and European specialists in Classical history, ancient history, and archaeology • Covers a wide geographical range from Britain to ancient Asia, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, regions surrounding the Black Sea, and China • Considers the relationships of food in relation to ancient diet, nutrition, philosophy, gender, class, religion, and more

Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Catharine Edwards

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300112085

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 5564

For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero’s mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.