By Eleni Bozia
Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and spiritual conflicts within the Early Roman Empire throughout the eyes of Lucian, his modern Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. providing a multi-faceted research of the Lucianic corpus, this ebook explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who turned a Roman citizen, used to be suffering from the socio-political weather of his time, reacted to it, and the way he ‘corresponded’ with the Roman intelligentsia. within the technique, this certain quantity increases questions akin to: What did the name ‘Roman citizen’ suggest to local Romans and to others? How have been language and literature politicized, and the way did they develop into a method of social propaganda? This research finds Lucian’s recondite ancient and authorial personas and the ways that his literary task portrayed second-century fact from the views of the Romans, Greeks, pagans, Christians, and electorate of the Roman Empire
By Matthew S. Santirocco
Drawing on contemporary works on historic and smooth poetry books and utilizing numerous modern severe methodologies, Santirocco unearths the Odes either as person poems and as elements in a bigger poetic layout. His examining of Horace demonstrates that the ensemble is itself a tremendous context for figuring out and appreciating the poetry.
Reconstructing the heritage of the traditional poetry ebook, either Greek and Roman, Santirocco demanding situations definite universal assumptions approximately its beginning and improvement. He argues that precise parallels for the Odes are usually not to be present in the opposite Augustan books, that are rather homogeneous in content material and shape, yet within the heterogeneous collections of Hellenistic writers.
Odes I-III include eighty-eight poems in twelve diverse meters, and in tone and subject they range largely. averting the 2 extremes of earlier scholarship, which both has sought for a unmarried underlying solidarity otherwise has denied any significant layout, Santirocco uncovers numerous either static and dynamic buildings and indicates their relevance to the literary interpretation of the poems in any respect degrees. finally, the composition of a poem and the disposition of the gang are proven to be analogous actions. Odes I-III don't represent a medley of discrete poems yet, as a substitute, approximate the team spirit of a unmarried ode.
By David Grote
Shakespeare knew actors simply because he was once one. the 1st book-length learn of its type, this quantity investigates Shakespeare as a member of his performing corporation, courting and casting all of the performs they awarded from 1594 to 1614, and exploring the consequences of actors on his writing. a lot has been written approximately Shakespeare and greatly is understood concerning the Elizabethan theater. but little has been performed to envision Shakespeare in terms of his appearing corporation. This publication casts gentle on Shakespeare's existence in drama and the construction and staging of his performs. extra accurately than the other paintings, it establishes the dates for his company's productions, exploring the numerous and profound affects actors had at the works of Renaissance dramatists, and giving us a distinct examine the guy who knew his actors better of all.
As a member of the newly geared up Chamberlain's males, an organization that rose to reputation within the London theater, Shakespeare skilled the varied crises, either own and political, that almost destroyed the corporate on the development of the Globe. Grote describes the company's reorganization because the King's males, which resulted in the writing of Shakespeare's nice tragedies, in addition to the pains of the plague years, Shakespeare's retirement from the degree, the improvement of writers to exchange him, and the burning of the Globe.
By David Fearn
about the character of political energy and aristocratic society. New mild can also be shed on Bacchylides' Dithyrambs, via certain dialogue of the proof for the kuklios khoros ('circular chorus') and its relation to a number of varied spiritual fairs, specifically inside democratic Athens. The links
created among literary matters and cultural contexts reinvigorate those underappreciated poems and display their relevant significance for the self-definition of political communities.
By Christopher S. van den Berg
By Ian Cornelius
By Francesca K. A. Martelli
By Geert Henricus Marie Claassens,Fritz Peter Knapp,Hartmut Kugler
GLMF IV hat die aus dem Französischen übernommenenen historischen und religiösen Erzählungen verschiedenen Umfangs zum Gegenstand, die deutsche und niederländische Geschichtsepik nach Antikenromanen von Alexander, Aeneas, Troja (Teil A), die Geschichtsepik nach Chansons de geste aus fünf epischen Zyklen (Teil B) und kleinere deutsche religiöse Erzählungen wie Hartmanns 'Gregorius' (Teil C).
By Marcus Tullius Cicero,David Mankin
By Paul Acker,Carolyne Larrington