Pliny the Younger: 'Epistles'

Author: Pliny the Younger,Pliny (the Younger.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107006899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

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The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

Greek and Latin Letters

An Anthology with Translation

Author: Michael Trapp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499439

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 3658

Anthology of Greek and Latin letters with facing-page English translation, full commentary and introduction.

Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica Book III

Author: Valerius Flaccus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037328

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 3473

First commentary in English on a book of this Flavian epic tailored to the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.

Horace: Odes Book II

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012910

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 6700

The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

17 letters

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856683558

Category: Philosophy

Page: 233

View: 1581

This edition provides a text, translation and commentary on seventeen of Seneca's letters to Lucilius, which have always been amongst Seneca's most popular works. This volume contains letters 7, 12, 24, 47, 54, 56, 57, 78, 79, 83, 88, 90, 92, 104, 110, 114 and 122.

Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger

An Introduction

Author: Roy K. Gibson,Ruth Morello

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110737703X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is the first general introduction to Pliny's Letters published in any language, combining close readings with broader context and adopting a fresh and innovative approach to reading the letters as an artistically structured collection. Chapter 1 traces Pliny's autobiographical narrative throughout the Letters; Chapter 2 undertakes detailed study of Book 6 as an artistic entity; while Chapter 3 sets Pliny's letters within a Roman epistolographical tradition dominated by Cicero and Seneca. Chapters 4 to 7 study thematic letter cycles within the collection, including those on Pliny's famous country villas and his relationships with Pliny the Elder and Tacitus. The final chapter focuses on the 'grand design' which unifies and structures the collection. Four detailed appendices give invaluable historical and scholarly context, including a helpful timeline for Pliny's life and career, detailed bibliographical help on over 30 popular topics in Pliny's letters and a summary of the main characters mentioned in the Letters.

Latin Verse Satire

An Anthology and Reader

Author: Paul Allen Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134371942

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7502

A wide variety of texts by the Latin satirists are presented here in a fully loaded resource to provide an innovative reading of satire's relation to Roman ideology. Brimming with notes, commentaries, essays and texts in translation, this book succeeds in its mission to help the student understand the history of Latin's modern scholarly reception. Focusing on the linguistic difficulties and problems of usage, and examining aspects of meter and style necessary for poetry appreciation, the commentary places each selection in its own historical context then using essays and critical excerpt, the genre's most salient features are elucidated to provide a further understanding of its place in history. Extremely student friendly, this stands well both as a companion to Latin Erotic Elegy and in its own right as an invaluable fund of knowledge for any Latin literature scholar.

Tacitus: Dialogus de Oratoribus

Author: Tacitus,Roland Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521469968

Category: History

Page: 240

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This is an edition of Tacitus' work on oratory, with a substantial introduction and commentary. This is the first commentary in English in over 100 years and the only one at this level. It is designed to elucidate problems of langua ge and reference in the text and to put the reader in the picture as regards late first-century AD society and literature, particularly as regards oratory, still the most important activity within the Roman élite.

Pliny the Younger

A Life in Roman Letters

Author: Rex Winsbury

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472510283

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6556

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed Pompeii, and for his dealings with the early Christians when a regional governor. He was not an emperor or general, but a famous lawyer of his time specialising in private finance and later a senior state official specialising in public finance. His life straddled both a 'bad'; emperor (Domitian) and a 'good'; emperor (Trajan), so his life and letters are relevant to perennial political questions like how an honourable man could serve an absolute autocracy such as Rome, and how justice could live alongside power. His letters also give a unique insight into social, literary and domestic life among the wealthy upper classes of the empire. He knew most of the famous writers of his time, and wrote love letters to his wife. But there are serious controversies about how honest and truthful a man he was - did he use his letters to rewrite history (his own history) and cover up questionable aspects of his career? This general biographical account of Pliny is the first of its kind and covers all aspects of his life in a systematic way. This accessible title tackles key issues including his political anxieties and issues, his relationship with women and his literary style in a roughly chronological order. It covers his life as a lawyer, both in private practice and in state prosecutions, his literary circle, his career in state office and his working relationships with two very different emperors, his background, his property and his family life.

Ovid: Heroides

Select Epistles

Author: Ovid,Peter E. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368346

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 329

View: 1971

In this volume, Professor Knox provides the first full-scale commentary in English in this century on a selection from Ovid's Heroides, a collection of letters in elegiac verse supposedly addressed by heroines of mythology to their absent lovers or husbands. This edition is intended to provide students of Latin literature with guidance in the interpretation of these poems. The Introduction also includes a general account of Ovid's career and the place of the Heroides in the development of Augustan poetry.

Roman rule in Greek and Latin Writing

Double Vision

Author: Jesper Majbom Madsen,Roger David Rees

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278281

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7024

This book explores the ways in which Greek and Latin writers from the late 1st to the 3rd century CE experienced and portrayed Roman cultural institutions and power. The central theme is the relationship between cultures as reflected in Greek and Latin authors' responses to Roman power; in practice the collection revisits the orthodoxy of two separate intellectual groups, differentiated as much by cultural and political agendas as by language. The book features specialists in Greek and Roman literary and intellectual culture; it gathers papers on a variety of authors, across several literary genres, and through this spectrum, makes possible an informed and detailed comparison of Greek and Latin literary views of Roman power (in various manifestations, including military, religion, law and politics).

Pliny the Book-Maker

Betting on Posterity in the Epistles

Author: Ilaria Marchesi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198729464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 8327

The studies collected in this volume address Pliny's complex self-editorial strategies, ultimately suggesting that his work contributed to the creation of the literary-historical concept of posterity.

Satires of Rome

Threatening Poses from Lucilius to Juvenal

Author: Kirk Freudenburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521006217

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 5014

Provides a complete and socially and politically contextualised survey of Roman verse satire.

Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian

Literary Interactions, AD 96–138

Author: Alice König,Christopher Whitton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1108420591

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 454

The first holistic study of Roman literature and literary culture under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian (AD 96-138). Authors treated include Frontinus, Juvenal, Martial, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Quintilian, Suetonius and Tacitus. Key topics and approaches include recitation, allusion, intertextuality, 'extratextuality' and socioliterary interactions.

Cicero: Select Letters

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero,D. R. Shackleton Bailey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521295246

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 7428

Professor Shackleton Bailey is renowned for his major scholarly editions of Cicero's letters already published by Cambridge University Press. This selection from the complete correspondence is designed specifically for students at universities and in the upper forms at schools, and offers them a representative introduction to one of the most varied and most important literary correspondences in any language. In choosing letters for inclusion the editor concentrates on Cicero as a man and writer and on his relationship with his contemporaries, but he has also included letters which deal with people and events of special significance in the turbulent political history of the period. The edition includes an introduction, the text of the letters with critical notes, and a commentary which gives help with linguistic problems as well as elucidating the historical and social background.

Pliny the Elder: Themes and Contexts

Author: Roy Gibson,Ruth Morello

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900420234X

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 3314

Pliny's Naturalis Historia is a sophisticated encyclopaedia of the riches of the ancient world. The contributors to the present volume represent and join a new generation of critics who have begun to examine the dominant motifs which give shape to the work.

Pliny's Letters

Author: Pliny

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377508726

Category: Drama

Page: 350

View: 9629

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Letters and Communities

Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Author: Paola Ceccarelli,Lutz Doering,Thorsten Fögen,Ingo Gildenhard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192526235

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 1340

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model underwrites such iconic notions as the letter representing an 'image of the soul of the author' or constituting 'one half of a dialogue'. However justified this conception of letter-writing may be in particular instances, it tends to marginalize a range of issues that were central to epistolary communication in the ancient world and have yet to receive sustained and systematic investigation. In particular, it overlooks the fact that letters frequently presuppose and were designed to reinforce communities-or, indeed, to constitute them in the first place. This volume explores the interrelation of letters and communities in the ancient world, examining how epistolary communication aided in the construction and cultivation of group-identities and communities, whether social, political, religious, ethnic, or philosophical. A theoretically informed Introduction establishes the interface of epistolary discourse and group formation as a vital but hitherto neglected area of research, and is followed by thirteen case studies offering multi-disciplinary perspectives from four key cultural configurations: Greece, Rome, Judaism, and Christianity. The first part opens the volume with two chapters on the theory and practice of epistolary communication that focus on ancient epistolary theory and the unavoidable presence of a letter-carrier who introduces a communal aspect into any correspondence, while the second comprises five chapters that explore configurations of power and epistolary communication in the Greek and Roman worlds, from the archaic period to the end of the Hellenistic age. Five chapters on letters and communities in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity follow in the third, part before the volume concludes with an envoi examining the trans-historical, or indeed timeless, philosophical community Seneca the Younger construes in his Letters to Lucilius.

Tacitus: Annals Book XV

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009782

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7419

Helps students and instructors read and appreciate this extraordinary piece of historical writing about Nero's infamous reign as emperor.