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Fighting for Rome : poets and Caesars, history, and civil war

Author: John Henderson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in Fighting for Rome confront the traumatic disjunction between the militarist culture of classical Rome, with its heavy investment in valour, conquest and triumph, and the domination of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henderson, John, 1948-
Fighting for Rome.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605443941
Named Person: Horace; Horace; Horace.; Horace
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Henderson
ISBN: 0521580269 9780521580267
OCLC Number: 36548846
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: x, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Histories of the Civil Wars. 1. Three men in a vote: proscription (Appian, Civil wars 4.1-6). App. Translation of the proscription edict of 43 (Appian, Civil wars 4.2.8-11). 2. XPDNC: writing Caesar (On the civil war). App. Translated versions of Caesar's letter to the Senate --
pt. II. Horace. 3. On getting rid of kings: Horace, Satires 1.7. 4. Polishing off the politics: Horace's Ode to Pollio (Odes 2.1). App. Text and translation of Horace, Odes 2.1 --
pt. III. Epic. 5. Lucan: the word at war. 6. Statius' Thebaid: form (p)re-made. App. Cutting Statius' eye teeth on Seneca, Oedipus 957-65 --
pt. IV. Histories of Rome. 7. Tacitus: the world in pieces. App. Responsion between Annals 12.25 and 12.41.
Responsibility: John Henderson.
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