In light of modern scepticism towards the practice, it is easy to overlook just how important a role astrology played in the career of Rome's first Emperor, Augustus. Augustus' enthusiasm for employin ... 続きを読む
Delia, when flames engulf my bier you'll weep for me, and then you'll mix your kisses with sad tears.'
Tibullus (?55-18 BC) was one of a group of poets known as the Latin elegists, whose number in ... 続きを読む
Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome offers a new interpretation of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a Latin epic poem written during the reign of the emperor Vespasian (70-79 AD). Recounting the famous ... 続きを読む
Over the centuries leading up to their composition many genres and authors have emerged as influences on Horace's Satires, which in turn has led to a wide variety of scholarly interpretations. This st ... 続きを読む
Martial's epigrams target every level of Roman society, from slave to aristocrat. This newly translated selection is as punchy and close to the knuckle as the originals.
One of only two substanti ... 続きを読む
Rhetorical training was the central component of an elite Roman man's education. Controversiae (declamations), imaginary courtroom speeches in the character of a fictional or historical individual, we ... 続きを読む
How did Roman poets create character? Mythological figures entail their own predetermined plotlines and received characteristics: a soft, maternal Medea is as absurd as a spineless Achilles. For the ... 続きを読む
Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing.'
Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by d ... 続きを読む
The epics of the three Flavian poets-Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus-have, in recent times, attracted the attention of scholars, who have re-evaluated the particular merits of Flavian p ... 続きを読む
The Astronomica of Manilius is a poem in five books, at least partly written under the Emperor Augustus, which purports to teach the reader the art of astrology and the means by which an accurate horo ... 続きを読む