Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman by Stephen Hinds

By Stephen Hinds

It is a ebook approximately how the poets of Classical Rome came upon creative concept within the phrases and issues in their poetic predecessors. It combines conventional Classical ways to poetic allusion and imitation with smooth literary-theoretical methods of puzzling over how texts are used and reused, valued and revalued, specifically examining groups. Like different volumes within the sequence it's one of the so much generally conceived brief books on Roman literature to be released in recent times.

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Julius Cæsar: The Life and Times of the People’s Dictator by Luciano Canfora

By Luciano Canfora

In this fabulous profile, Luciano Canfora deals a substantially new interpretation of 1 of the main arguable figures in historical past. Julius Caesar performed a number one position within the tradition and politics of an international empire, dwarfing his contemporaries in ambition, fulfillment, and urge for food. For that, he has occupied a crucial position within the political mind's eye ever for the reason that. but Caesar, struck down via his personal lieutenants simply because he couldn't be comprehended nor contained, continues to be an enigma. the results of a complete examine of the traditional assets, Julius Caesar: The existence and occasions of the People's Dictator paints an astonishingly unique portrait of this complicated guy and the days within which he lived. according to his decades of analysis, Canfora specializes in what we really find out about Caesar, the fellow of politics and conflict, in a trendy, enticing narrative chronologically based round the occasions in Caesar's lifestyles. the result's a wealthy, revelatory, complete biographical portrait of the dictator whose challenge of Romanization lies on the very middle of contemporary Europe.

Copub: Edinburgh collage Press

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The History of Rome: The Republic (Volume 1) by Mike Duncan

By Mike Duncan

THE ROMAN EMPIRE STANDS because the maximum political success within the background of Western civilization. From its humble beginnings as a tiny state in valuable Italy, Rome grew to envelope the whole Mediterranean until eventually it governed an empire that stretched from the Atlantic to Syria and from the Sahara to Scotland. Its enduring legacy maintains to outline the trendy global. Mike Duncan chronicled the increase, triumph, and fall of the Roman Empire in his renowned podcast sequence "The historical past of Rome". Transcripts of the exhibit were edited and picked up right here for the 1st time. protecting episodes 1-46, The historical past of Rome quantity I opens with the founding of the Roman nation and ends with the breakdown of the Roman Republic. alongside the way in which Rome will gradually develop from neighborhood strength to local energy to international energy. The Romans will conquer their maximum overseas opponents after which approximately spoil themselves in a sequence of harmful civil wars. this can be the tale of the increase of Rome.

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Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal smashes Rome's Army (Campaign) by Mark Healy

By Mark Healy

Osprey's research of the conflict of Canae (216 BC), that is considered as one of many maximum battles of army heritage. Hannibal's stratagem has turn into a version of the peerlessly fought conflict and is studied intimately at army academies around the globe. At Cannae the Romans faced Hannibal with a military of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal confronted them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that used to be a masterpiece of battlefield keep an eye on. through the top of the clash the Romans had misplaced 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and an extra 19,300 captured.

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Mémoires d'Hadrien, suivi de Carnets de notes de Mémoires by Marguerite Yourcenar

By Marguerite Yourcenar

"J'ai formé le projet de te raconter ma vie." Sur son lit de mort, l'empereur romain Hadrien (117-138) adresse une lettre au jeune Marc Aurèle dans laquelle il start par donner "audience à ses souvenirs". Très vite, le vagabondage d'esprit se constitution, se met à suivre une chronologie, ainsi qu'une rigueur de pensée propre au grand personnage. Derrière l'esthète cultivé et fin stratège qu'était Hadrien, Marguerite Yourcenar aborde les thèmes qui lui sont chers : l. a. mort, l. a. dualité déroutante du corps et de l'esprit, le sacré, l'amour, l'art et le temps. À l'image de ce dernier, ce "grand sculpteur", elle taille, façonne, affine avec volupté chacun des features intérieurs du grand homme à qui elle fait dire : "Je compte sur cet examen des faits pour me définir, me juger peut-être ou tout au moins pour me mieux connaître avant de mourir."

Ce sont les Mémoires d'Hadrien, troisième ouvrage publié par l'auteur, qui lui vaut une réputation mondiale. Cette destiny académicienne (élue en 1980) signe là un roman historique, mais également poétique et philosophique, à l. a. manière de L'Oeuvre au Noir qui obtint en 1968 le prix Femina. --Laure Anciel

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Lustrum by Robert Harris

By Robert Harris

Rome, sixty three BC. In a urban near to buying an unlimited empire, seven males are suffering for strength. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless younger rival, Pompey the republic’s maximum basic, Crassus its richest guy, Cato a political enthusiast, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an bold playboy.The tales of those genuine historic figures – their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes – are all interleaved to shape this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as private secretary to the wily, humane, advanced Cicero. He is familiar with all his master’s secrets and techniques – a perilous place to be in.From the invention of a child’s mutilated physique, via judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a examine within the undying enticements and horrors of strength.

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Agrippina: Mother of Nero (Roman Imperial Biographies) by Anthony A. Barrett

By Anthony A. Barrett

Agrippina the more youthful attained a degree of energy in first-century Rome unheard of for a girl. during this first biography of Agrippina in English, Anthony A. Barrett attracts at the most recent archaeological, numismatic, and historic proof to create a startling new photograph of this influential and misjudged woman.
According to historic assets, she completed her luck by way of plotting opposed to her brother, the emperor Caligula, murdering her husband, the emperor Claudius, and controlling her son, the emperor Nero, via drowsing with him. even if she was once bold, Barrett argues that she made her means via skill and backbone instead of by way of sexual attract, and that her political contributions to her time appear to have been optimistic.

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