The Sixteen Satires


Author: Juvenal,Peter Green,Wendell Vernon Clausen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140447040

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 4387

Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55–138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats – male and female – seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal’s powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society

Falco: The Official Companion


Author: Lindsey Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446455238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 6664

One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume. Only here will you learn the author's private background, including her descent from a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the real glories and heartache involved in research and creation: why the baby had to be born in Barcelona, which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees, what part a thermal vest played in the iconic Falco's conception. It can't be a complete handbook to ancient Rome, but it covers perennial issues. There are a hundred illustrations, some specially commissioned, others from family archives. Enlightening quotations come from the Falco books and from eminent sources: Juvenal, through Chandler, to 1066 and All That. Readers have asked for this book. Their paranoid, secretive author agrees it is now or never. Time to spill beans on the travertine...

Classica Et Mediaevalia


Author: Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen,Jesper Carlsen,Karsten Friis-Jensen,Vincent Gabrielsen,Ole Thomsen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763504928

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 7725

Classica et Mediaevalia is an international periodical, published annually, with articles written by Danish and international scholars. The articles are mainly written in English, but also in French and German. The periodical deals from a philological point of view on classical antiquity in general and topics such as history of law and philosophy and the medieval ecclesiastic history. Classica et Mediaevalia covers the period from the Greco-Roman Antiquity until the Late Middle Ages. Volume 56 contents include: The Habit of Subsidization in Classical Athens: Toward a Thetic IdeologyA Note on Aristophanes, Clouds 76A Polis as a Part of a Larger Identity Group: Glimpses from the History of LepreonA Monger of Red Herrings: Plato's Method of Dead Ends in Politicus 257a-275cEpicurean GodsThe Contribution of Ars and Remedia to the Development of Autobiographical FictionHow Shall We Comprehend the Roman I-Poet? A Reassessment of the Roman Persona-TheoryJuvenal 3.146: A New Interpretati

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written


Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 9146

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Experiencing Rome

Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire


Author: Janet Huskinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134693141

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 2419

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Consolation of Philosophy


Author: Ancius Boethius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 5069

Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue


Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 825

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu



Author: Cornelius Tacitus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rome

Page: N.A

View: 1108

Juvenal in English


Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: Latin poetry

Page: 488

View: 1363


A History


Author: Byrne Fone

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466817070

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 3772

The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic. It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources as diverse as Greek philosophy, the Bible, Elizabethan poetry, and the Victorian novel, as well as historical texts and propaganda from the French Revolution to the Moral Majority, Fone finds that same-sex desire has always been the object of legal, social, and religious persecution. Fone shows how the biblical story of Sodom became the primary source for later prohibitions against homosexuality. He charts the subtle shifts in public attitudes and law, from Anglo-Saxon edicts that imposed death by burning upon "confess'd sodomytes," to Victorian decrees that punished sodomy with "forfeiture of all rights, including procreation" (i.e., castration). Sifting the evidence of our own times, including Reader's Digest articles and TV talk-show transcripts, Fone demonstrates that homophobia remains one of the central tenets of law, science, faith, and literature, and defines the very essence of what it means to be male or female. Written by an acclaimed expert in gay and lesbian history, Homophobia is the best sort of history: lively, accessible, and enlightening.

Teaching Classical Studies

A Report on Curriculum Content and Resource Materials from a Working Party of the Schools Council Classics Committee


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: 143

View: 2558

Readings in the Western Humanities


Author: Roy T. Matthews,F. DeWitt Platt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9781559345774

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2171

Civilizations of the Ancient World

A Visual Sourcebook


Author: Dominic Rathbone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288344

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 320

View: 3969

Civilizations of the Ancient World offers a uniquely visual approach to exploring the cultures of the key civilizations of ancient times. By combining historic engravings with a modern commentary that is at once authoritative and accessible, it creates both a visual celebration and invaluable reference for all students of early history. The main section of the book focuses on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome and Greece, offering a detailed exposition of each in turn through thematic spreads depicting many aspects of their cultures. Government, society, war, religion, work, leisure, shelter, food, costume and daily life are all unveiled in vivid detail through carefully designed compositions of both coloured and monotone engravings. A second section features timelines, maps and overviews of the other key civilizations that were flourishing throughout the world at that time. Thus the reader is offered both a close-up view of the four major peoples who hold an endless fascination for modern readers, plus a broader panorama of the global cultures that shaped the ancient world.


A Critical Life


Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2467

Presents a new approach to the biography of Paul the apostle, relying on his own writings rather than the traditional Acts of the Apostles for reconstruction of his life and ministry

I, Caesar

Ruling the Roman Empire


Author: Phil Grabsky

Publisher: Bbc Publications


Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5885

Starting with Julius Caesar, the author "charts the rise and fall of Roman power over 600 years."--Jacket.

The Women of Ben Jonson's Poetry

Female Representations in the Non-dramatic Verse


Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859282281

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

View: 3028

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) is recognized as one of the major poets and dramatists of his time. Yet this is the first study to look specifically at the role of women in his poetry. Barbara Smith challenges previously held conceptions of Jonson as a misogynist who upheld the patronage system that allowed him to work. Through detailed examination of his poetic structures, the influence of the works of Juvenal, Martial and Horace, and Jonson's attitudes to his own female patrons, the Countess of Bedford and Lady Mary Wroth, The Women of Ben Jonson's Poetry demonstrates how seventeenth-century cultural values and ideas of gender are both supported and subverted in the poems. 'If we "survey Jonson in his works and know him there", we shall find the independence of spirit and originality that made him a rarity in his time and ours.'.

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series


Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

View: 5717