Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome brings together nineteen international contributions which rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an i ... 続きを読む
Gaius Pliny sends greetings to his friend Septicius Clarus...' In these letters to his friends and relations, Pliny provides a fascinating insight into Roman life in the period 97 to 112 AD. Part aut ... 続きを読む
This volume investigates an important and surprisingly widespread phenomenon in Latin literature, which has to date received little sustained discussion: the deliberate assumption of a weaker voice by ... 続きを読む
The Augustan period in Rome was a golden age for poetry, and also the age in which the cult of the author began in the west. By examining some early poetic understandings of what it might have meant t ... 続きを読む
The statesman Cicero (106-43 BC) left behind a corpus of about 50 orations, all designed as interventions in the legal and political struggles that marked the final decades of the Roman republic. Ever ... 続きを読む
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