Figuring Out Roman Nobility

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Figuring Out Roman Nobility

Author : John Henderson
ISBN : 0859895173
Genre : Poetry
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Juvenal is a central author on courses in Classical Studies and has an important place on courses in comparative literature, both in the UK and USA. This new book by John Henderson shows how the eighth Satire, a brilliant piece of writing, makes fun of traditional Roman family values, and in the process displays the core of ideas and practices with which aristocratic culture at Rome enshrined itself - the display of geneologies, ancestral busts, proliferating names, the cult of exemplary legends - in all seriousness. Virgil and Horace are Juvenal's prize scalps in his spoof of the Roman fame-machine. The book is aimed at undergraduate students of Roman Satire and advanced school students of Classical Civilisation, but the notes and Appendices also address scholars and advanced readers of Latin poetry and Roman cultural politics, supporting a new close-reading and engaging with literary theory. All Latin is translated.
Category: Poetry

Juvenal And The Satiric Emotions

Author : Catherine Keane
ISBN : 9780190266974
Genre : History
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In his sixteen verse Satires, Juvenal explores the emotional provocations and pleasures associated with social criticism and mockery. He makes use of traditional generic elements such as the first-person speaker, moral diatribe, narrative, and literary allusion to create this new satiric preoccupation and theme. Juvenal defines the satirist figure as an emotional agent who dramatizes his own response to human vices and faults, and he in turn aims to engage other people's feelings. Over the course of his career, he adopts a series of rhetorical personae that represent a spectrum of satiric emotions, encouraging his audience to ponder satire's proper emotional mode and function. Juvenal first offers his signature indignatio with its associated pleasures and discomforts, then tries on subtler personae that suggest dry detachment, callous amusement, anxiety, and other affective states. As Keane shows, the satiric emotions are not only found in the author's rhetorical performances, but they are also a major part of the human farrago that the Satires purport to treat. Juvenal's poems explore the dynamic operation of emotions in society, drawing on diverse ancient literary, rhetorical, and philosophical sources. Each poem uniquely engages with different texts and ideas to reveal the unsettling powers of its emotional mode. Keane also analyzes the "emotional plot" of each book of Satires and the structural logic of the entire series with its wide range of subjects and settings. From his famous angry tirades to his more puzzling later meditations, Juvenal demonstrates an enduring interest in the relationship between feelings and moral judgment.
Category: History

The Roman Hannibal

Author : Claire Stocks
ISBN : 9781781385920
Genre : History
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Silius Italicus' Punica, the longest surviving epic in Latin literature, has seen a resurgence of interest among scholars in recent years. A celebration of Rome's triumph over Hannibal and Carthage during the second Punic war, Silius' poem presents a plethora of familiar names to its readers: Fabius Maximus, Claudius Marcellus, Scipio Africanus and, of course, Rome's 'ultimate enemy' - Hannibal. Where most recent scholarship on the Punica has focused its attention of the problematic portrayal of Scipio Africanus as a hero for Rome, this book shifts the focus to Carthage and offers a new reading of Hannibal's place in Silius' epic, and in Rome's literary culture at large. Celebrated and demonised in equal measure, Hannibal became something of an anti-hero for Rome; a man who acquired mythic status, and was condemned by Rome's authors for his supposed greed and cruelty, yet admired for his military acumen. For the first time this book provides a comprehensive overview of this multi-faceted Hannibal as he appears in the Punica and suggests that Silius' portrayal of him can be read as the culmination to Rome's centuries-long engagement with the Carthaginian in its literature. Through detailed consideration of internal focalisation, Silius' Hannibal is revealed to be a man striving to create an eternal legacy, becoming the Hannibal whom a Roman, and a modern reader, would recognise. The works of Polybius, Livy, Virgil, and the post Virgilian epicists all have a bit-part in this book, which aims to show that Silius Italicus' Punica is as much an example of how Rome remembered its past, as it is a text striving to join Rome's epic canon.
Category: History

Martial S Rome

Author : Victoria Rimell
ISBN : 9780521828222
Genre : Art
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Explores Martial's radical vision of the relationship between art and reality and his role in formulating modern perceptions of Rome.
Category: Art

Emperors And Ancestors

Author : Olivier Hekster
ISBN : 9780198736820
Genre : Abstammung
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Emperors and Ancestors is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Rather than focusing on individual rulers, Hekster evaluates evidence over an extended period of time and differentiates between various types of sources, such as inscriptions, sculpture, architecture, literary text, and particularly central coinage, whichforms the most convenient source material for a modern reconstruction of Roman representations over a prolonged period of time.
Category: Abstammung

Classical Literature

Author : Neil Croally
ISBN : 9781136736629
Genre : History
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Classical Literature: An Introduction provides an overview of the essential aspects of Greek and Latin literature. In conjunction with contextualising introductions the material is presented chronologically, by genre and where appropriate by author. The book ranges from Homer to the Roman Empire and includes a chronology of ancient literature, maps, lists of Greek and Roman authors and suggestions for further reading. The collection will be essential for students and others who want a structured and informative introduction to the literature of the classical world.
Category: History

Ancient History

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ISBN : IND:30000081041059
Genre : History, Ancient
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Category: History, Ancient

Jact Review

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019305447
Genre : Classical philology
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Category: Classical philology

Ovidian Transformations

Author : Stephen Hinds
ISBN : UOM:39015042004328
Genre : Fables, Latin
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Category: Fables, Latin

Papers On Roman Elegy

Author : Francis Cairns
ISBN : UOM:39015077630468
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373930
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Corinne Or Italy

Author : Madame de Staël (Anne-Louise-Germaine)
ISBN : CORNELL:31924079608679
Genre : Italy
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Category: Italy

Juvenal S Mayor The Professor Who Lived On 2 Superscript D A Day

Author : John Henderson
ISBN : UOM:39015041911556
Genre : Classicists
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This study of the development of the intellectual and cultural history of Classical Studies, focuses on John E B Mayors' monumental edition of Juvenal and the academic and socio-political environment in 19th-century Cambridge that produced it.
Category: Classicists