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The Roman Satirists and Their Masks

Author : S.H. Braund
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Starting from the conviction that Latin literature gains from being viewed as performance, the author sees the creation of different characters or "masks" in Latin literature as a result of the Greco-Roman training in rhetoric. She treats the texts of Roman satire as drama and focuses on the characters whose voices are heared in these performances: the angry satirist, the mocking satirist and the smiling satirist. She goes on to explore the implications of the use of these "masks" for authors and audiences of satire.

Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome

Author : C. B. R. Pelling
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Introduction to twelve authors from classical antiquity, whose works still address some of our most fundamental concerns in the world today

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Author : Kirk Freudenburg
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Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century BCE. Regarded by them as uniquely 'their own', satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a 'real Roman'. In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core practitioners and practices, placing them within the contexts of Greco-Roman literary and political history. Besides addressing basic questions of authors, content, and form, the volume looks to the question of what satire 'does' within the world of Greco-Roman social exchanges, and goes on to treat the genre's further development, reception, and translation in Elizabethan England and beyond. Included are studies of the prosimetric, 'Menippean' satires that would become the models of Rabelais, Erasmus, More, and (narrative satire's crowning jewel) Swift.

OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE Route 1

Author : Ben Greenley
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This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for GCSE Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers the Thematic Study Component 11 and all three Literature and Culture options (Components 21–23): Thematic Study: Myth and Religion by Ben Greenley Literature and Culture 1: The Homeric World by Dan Menashe Literature and Culture 2: Roman City Life by James Renshaw Literature and Culture 3: War and Warfare by James Renshaw Why does Greek and Roman mythology remain so popular today? Why is the hero Odysseus such an interesting character? What was it like to watch a gladiatorial fight? Why was the Roman army so successful? This book guides GCSE students to a greater understanding of such issues. The opening chapter examines the lives of women in Greece and Rome, and also focuses on women in myth and legend. The following three chapters invite readers to explore the culture of the Mycenaeans, city life in the Roman world, and ancient Greek and Roman warfare, focusing both on aspects of ancient society and on related literature. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images and examples of non-prescribed sources. Helpful student features include study questions, activities, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at

Writing Politics in Imperial Rome

Author : William J. Dominik
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This collection of essays offers a comprehensive examination of the varied dynamics and strategies of political discourse and its concealment in Latin literature in the late republic and especially the early empire at Rome.

JACT Review

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Satire and Society in Ancient Rome

Author : S. H. Braund
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In this book the author explores the idea of satire as an accurate depiction of Roman life, and discusses some advantages and limitations to such a view.

Plato s Republic and the Greek Enlightenment

Author : H.C.Lawson- Tancred
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An examination of the pioneers of rationalism

Paul the Fool of Christ

Author : L. L. Welborn
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Welborn argues that Paul's evaluation of the gospel as 'foolishness' is best understood in the tradition of ancient popular culture that valorizes the subversive wisdom of Aesop, Socrates, and the fool in the mime.

American Journal of Philology

Author : Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
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Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."

Syllecta Classica

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Nation Empire Decline

Author : Nancy Shumate
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The often overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in 19th- and 20th-century Anglo-European views of the world. This book offers four readings of Latin literary texts to show that the templates for these 'modern' discourses were forged in their essentials by the early Roman imperial period. Each chapter follows the relevant rhetorical thread in works of Horace, Tacitus or Juvenal, comparing their strategies with the defining structures of modern nationalist or colonialist discourses. General rhetorical principles can be discerned, remarkably persistent across time and circumstances. Classicists will find something new in an approach that systematically analyses the rhetorical strategies that underlie Roman prototypes of these discourses while demonstrating how closely later incarnations follow them.

The Classical Outlook

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Annotated Books Received

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Roman Satire

Author : Alexander Gordon McKay
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The Satires of Juvenal and Persius

Author : Juvenal
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Seneca Oedipus

Author : Susanna Braund
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Oedipus, king of Thebes, is one of the giant figures of ancient mythology. Through the centuries, his story has inspired works of epic poetry, lyric poetry, tragedy, opera, a gospel musical and more. Famous today thanks to Sigmund Freud's famous phrase 'the Oedipus complex', the most famous version of the Oedipus myth from antiquity is the Greek play by Sophocles. But there is another version, the Latin drama by the Roman philosopher and politician Seneca. Seneca's play reflects concerns special to the author and his Roman audience. Moreover, it exercised a much greater influence on European literature and thought than has usually been suspected. This book offers a compact and incisive study of the multi-faceted Oedipus myth, of Seneca as dramatist, of the play's distinctive characteristics and of the most important aspects of the reception of the play in European drama and culture to the current day. No knowledge of Latin or other foreign languages is required.

Classica Et Mediaevalia

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List of members of the society in v. 1.

The Satires of Horace in Rhythmic Prose for the Student

Author : Horace
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Author : Philip D. Hills
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An introduction to the life of a poet who lived through the most dramatic period of social and political revolution in Rome