Prudentius is often considered the greatest Latin poet of late antiquity. In this volume, O'Daly looks at Prudentius' lyric poems, the Cathemerinon, Poems for the Day, which were published early in th ... 続きを読む
But I must stop now. I can no longer speak for tears - and my client has ordered that tears are not to be used in his defence.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world: he domi ... 続きを読む
No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.'
In these dialogues and essays the Stoic philosopher Seneca outlines his thoughts on how to live in a troubled worl ... 続きを読む
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