Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

By Octavia E. Butler

Dana, a contemporary black girl, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday along with her new husband while she is snatched unexpectedly from her domestic in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation proprietor, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save lots of him. Dana is drawn again many times via time to the slave quarters, and every time the remains develop longer, extra onerous, and extra risky until eventually it truly is doubtful even if Dana's lifestyles will finish, lengthy ahead of it has an opportunity to start.

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A n indefatigable editor (he divided Livy into chapters) and epigrapher. 10 T H E EMPEROR'S R E T R O S P E C T Montfaucon), or Johann Caspar Orelli, Amplissima (sic) collectio inscriptionum Latinarum, 1828. A l l these collections were arranged according to class, that is, dedications to the gods, public works, imperial inscriptions, priesthoods, magistrates, laws and treaties, military matters, freedmen, funerary inscriptions, a n d C h r i s t i a n texts. T h e disappearance o f the Res Gestae i n this way can only be noted, but hardly explained.

3 W e turn from Jansenists, A n g l i c a n ministers a n d philosophes to a Huguenot, the greatest historian o f the R o m a n Republic i n the eighteenth century, a n d author o f a description o f the R o m a n state. I n his La République romaine (1766), Louis de Beaufort has m u c h about the Principate. T h e r e is a long discussion i n particular o f Augustus' powers. H i s control was hidden behind modest titles: the master o f armies, government and finances claimed to act only when authorised by senate and people (we have here one o f the earliest examples o f the distracting 'facade theory' o f the principate).

11 Bury, History of the Roman empire, 139. John Bagnell Bury (1861-1927), Regius professor Cambridge 1902-1927. H e edited the Cambridge Ancient History, planned the Cambridge Mediaeval History, and contributed to the Cambridge Modern History. 1 2 Dessau, Geschichte der röm. 479^. Hermann Dessau (1856-1931), epigra- pher (CIL and ILS) and prosopographer (PIR). Professor at Berlin 1912-1922. See 'Livius and Augustus', Hermes 41 (1906), 142-151. 30 T H E EMPEROR'S R E T R O S P E C T Tenney F r a n k s famous Economic survey of ancient Rome began appear­ ing in 1920; the m a i n volume relating to Augustus i n fact was published in 1940 (volume 5).

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