Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood by David Wray

By David Wray

This literary learn of the first-century BCE Roman poet, Catullus makes use of units of comparative types to provide a brand new knowing of his poems. the 1st involves cultural anthropological debts of male social interplay within the premodern Mediterranean, and the second one, the postmodern poetics of such twentieth-century poets as Louis Zukofsky, that are characterised by way of simultaneous juxtaposition, a "collage" aesthetic, and self-allusive play. The booklet should be of curiosity to scholars of comparative literature and gender reports in addition to to classicists.

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Chaucer and the City (Chaucer Studies) by Ardis Butterfield

By Ardis Butterfield

Literature of town and the town in literature are themes of significant modern curiosity. This quantity complements our figuring out of Chaucer's iconic position as a London poet, defining the trendy experience of London as a urban in background, steeped in its medieval earlier. development on contemporary paintings by way of historians on medieval London, in addition to sleek city thought, the essays deal with the centrality of the town in Chaucer's paintings, and of Chaucer to a literature and a language of town. participants discover the spatial quantity of town, imaginatively and geographically; the various and occasionally violent relationships among groups, and using language to spot and converse for groups; the worlds of trade, the aristocracy, legislations, and public order. a last part considers the longer historical past and reminiscence of the medieval urban past the devastations of the nice fireplace and into the Victorian interval. Dr ARDIS BUTTERFIELD is Reader in English at collage collage London. members: ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, MARION TURNER, RUTH EVANS, BARBARA NOLAN, CHRISTOPHER CANNON, DEREK PEARSALL, HELEN COOPER, C. DAVID BENSON, ELLIOT KENDALL, JOHN SCATTERGOOD, PAUL DAVIS, HELEN PHILLIPS

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The Classical Plot and the Invention of Western Narrative by N. J. Lowe

By N. J. Lowe

This can be the tale of the way Western literature first built its particular style for the type of tight, low-cost plotting nonetheless hired in glossy fiction and cinema. The booklet indicates how this style used to be shaped in Greco-Roman antiquity out of a sequence of revolutions in storytelling, based on Homer, early tragedy, Hellenistic comedy, and the Greek love-novels of the early centuries advert. alongside the way in which, it attracts on cognitive technology and present literary conception to provide a resilient but obtainable new thought of what "plot" is and the way it really works.

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Seneca, VI, Epistles 93-124 (Loeb Classical Library®) by Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

By Seneca, Richard M. Gummere

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. four BCE, of a well-known and filthy rich relations, spent an in poor health early life and formative years at Rome in an aunt's care. He turned recognized in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial provider. After a few shame in the course of Claudius' reign he turned show after which, in fifty four CE, advising minister to Nero, a few of whose worst misdeeds he didn't hinder. concerned (innocently?) in a conspiracy, he killed himself through order in sixty five. prosperous, he preached indifference to wealth; evader of discomfort and demise, he preached scorn of either; and there have been different contrasts among perform and precept. we've got Seneca's philosophical or ethical essays (ten of them regularly known as Dialogues)—on windfall, steadfastness, the satisfied existence, anger, relaxation, tranquility, the brevity of existence, gift-giving, forgiveness—and treatises on common phenomena. additionally extant are 124 epistles, during which he writes in a peaceful type approximately ethical and moral questions, pertaining to them to private studies; a skit at the respectable deification of Claudius, Apocolocyntosis (in Loeb quantity 15); and 9 rhetorical tragedies on old Greek issues. Many epistles and all his speeches are misplaced. The 124 epistles are accumulated in Volumes IV–VI of the Loeb Classical Library's ten-volume variation of Seneca.

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Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion by Andrew Lintott

By Andrew Lintott

Cicero, one of many maximum orators of all time and a tremendous baby-kisser on the time of the downfall of the Roman Republic, has left in his writings a first-hand view of the age of Caesar and Pompey. besides the fact that, readers have to how to interpret those writings and, as with every flesh presser or orator, to not think too simply what he says. This booklet is a advisor to interpreting Cicero and a significant other to someone who's ready to take the lengthy yet worthwhile trip via his works. it isn't in itself a biography, yet may also help readers to build their very own biographies of Cicero or histories of his age.

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Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, by Irena Makaryk, Marissa McHugh

By Irena Makaryk, Marissa McHugh

Shakespeare’s works occupy a prismatic and complicated place in global tradition: they straddle either the excessive and the low, the nationwide and the overseas, literature and theatre. the second one international warfare provides a desirable case examine of this phenomenon: so much, if no longer all, of its fighters have laid declare to Shakespeare and feature referred to as upon his paintings to express their society’s self-image.

In wartime, such claims usually dropped at the fore a challenge of cultural id and of competing possession of this ‘universal’ writer. regardless of this, the position of Shakespeare throughout the moment global warfare has no longer but been tested or documented in any intensity. Shakespeare and the second one global War offers the 1st sustained foreign, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays reveal how the big variety of how during which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are either illuminated through and proceed to light up the conflict today.

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Latinitas Perennis: Volume I: The Continuity of Latin by Jan Papy, Yanick Maes, Wim Verbaal

By Jan Papy, Yanick Maes, Wim Verbaal

This quantity bargains with the query of the continuity of Latin literature all through its heritage. For the 1st time, contributions are introduced jointly from all the 3 fields in the stories of Latin literature: Classical, Medieval and Neo-Latin, reflecting on difficulties such because the transmission of the Latin historical past, the production and perpetuation of a classical normativeness and the reactions opposed to it. The booklet is split into 3 components, similar to the theoretical precept of natural improvement: "Beginnings?", "Perfections?", "Transitions?", therefore wondering the validity of an identical evolutionistic version. a result of a number of issues of touch among Latin and the nationwide literatures, the amount is of specific relevance for the reviews of the eu literary background. participants comprise: Davide Canfora, Perrine Galand-Hallyn, Sander Goldberg, Thomas Haye, Marc van der Poel, Michael Roberts, Francesco Stella, Wim Verbaal, Gregor Vogt-Spira, and Jan Ziolkowski.

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Judah Halevi And His Circle of Hebrew Poets in Granada by Ann Brener

By Ann Brener

Probably the best Hebrew poet when you consider that biblical occasions, Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is best-known for his "Songs of Zion," written past due in existence. but if Halevi first seemed at the degree of heritage, he used to be only a younger guy, exceedingly gifted - and entirely unknown. This examine specializes in Halevi's earliest interval of creativity inside a circle of Hebrew poets centering at the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. half One examines the entice of Muslim Spain for an up-and-coming younger poet and the poems paving his approach thither; half , the social surroundings during which this circle of poets flourished and the dynamics in the back of a lot of its poems. a couple of poems are introduced in translation, many for the 1st time.

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The Roman Law of Slavery: The Condition of the Slave in by W. W. Buckland

By W. W. Buckland

W. W. Buckland's very popular magisterial paintings of 1908 is a scholarly and thorough description of the rules of the Roman legislation in regards to slavery. Chapters systematically tackle, in Buckland's phrases, 'the so much attribute a part of the main attribute highbrow made of Rome'. In minute element, Buckland surveys slaves and the complexity of the location of the slave in Roman legislation, describing how slaves are handled either as animals and as loose males. He starts off by way of outlining the definition of 'slave', their features and stipulations, giving examples of specific situations and describing for the reader the types of labor a Roman slave may perhaps do. rigorously and comprehensively referenced all through, it is a normal survey of an enormous element of Roman legislations by way of a popular Cambridge educational, which keeps its prestige as a permanent vintage.

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