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A companion to Neronian literature & culture

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A Companion to the Neronian Age is an up-to-date, interdisciplinary and comprehensive collection of essays on the literature, history, archaeology and the reception of the Neronian Age.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9781444332728 1444332724
OCLC Number: 799044804
Description: 544 Seiten.
Contents: List of Illustrations xi Notes on Contributors xiii Acknowledgments xvii Introduction: The Neronian (Literary) Renaissance 1 Martin T. Dinter PART I Nero 1 The Performing Prince 17 Elaine Fantham 2 Biographies of Nero 29 Donna W. Hurley 3 Nero the Imperial Misfit: Philhellenism in a Rich Man s World 45 Sigrid Mratschek PART II The Empire 4 The Empire in the Age of Nero 65 Myles Lavan 5 Apollo in Arms: Nero at the Frontier 83 David Braund 6 Domus Neroniana: The Imperial Household in the Age of Nero 102 Michael J. Mordine 7 Religion 118 Darja ! Sterbenc Erker 8 Neronian Philosophy 134 Jenny Bryan PART III Literature, Art, and Architecture 9 Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 151 Christopher L. Whitton 10 The Carmina Einsidlensia and Calpurnius Siculus Eclogues 170 John Henderson 11 Seneca s Philosophical Writings: Naturales Quaestiones, Dialogi, Epistulae Morales 188 Jonathan Mannering 12 Senecan Tragedy 204 Emma Buckley 13 Lucan s Bellum Civile 225 Philip Hardie 14 Petronius Satyrica 241 Tom Murgatroyd 15 Persius 258 Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols 16 Columella, De Re Rustica 275 Christiane Reitz 17 Literature of the World: Seneca s Natural Questions and Pliny s Natural History 288 Aude Doody 18 Greek Literature Under Nero 302 Dirk Uwe Hansen 19 Buildings of an Emperor How Nero Transformed Rome 314 Heinz-Jurgen Beste and Henner von Hesberg 20 Portraits of an Emperor Nero, the Sun, and Roman Otium 332 Marianne Bergmann 21 Neronian Wall-Painting. A Matter of Perspective 363 Katharina Lorenz PART IV Reception 22 Nero in Jewish and Christian Tradition from the First Century to the Reformation 385 Harry O. Maier 23 Haec Monstra Edidit. Translating Lucan in the Early Seventeenth Century 405 Yanick Maes 24 Haunted by Horror: The Ghost of Seneca in Renaissance Drama 425 Susanna Braund 25 Fantasies so Varied and Bizarre : The Domus Aurea, the Renaissance, and the Grotesque 444 Michael Squire Epilogue 26 Nachwort: Nero from Zero to Hero 467 Miriam Griffin Index 481
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world
Responsibility: edited by Emma Buckley ...


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Buckley and Dinter must be commended for producing a Companion as stimulating as it is wide-ranging. (Language & Literature, 1 October 2014) All the essays are clear, detailed and relevant Buckley Read more...

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