Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Volume II (Loeb Classical by David Magie

By David Magie

The Scriptores Historiae Augustae, or Historia Augusta, is a suite of biographies of Roman emperors, heirs, and claimants from Hadrian to Numerianus (117– 284 CE). The paintings, that's modeled on Suetonius, purports to be written via six varied authors and rates files and public documents broadly. because we own no non-stop account of the emperors of the second one and 3rd centuries, the Historia Augusta has certainly attracted prepared cognizance. within the final century it has additionally generated the gravest suspicions. current opinion holds that the complete is the paintings of a unmarried writer (who lived throughout Theodosius) and comprises a lot that's plagiarism or even downright forgery. The Loeb Classical Library version of the Historia Augusta is in 3 volumes.

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Josephus: Jewish Antiquities by Josephus, Ralph Marcus

By Josephus, Ralph Marcus

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was once a Jew born at Jerusalem approximately 37 CE. a guy of excessive descent, he early turned realized in Jewish legislation and Greek literature and was once a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the reason for a few Jewish monks he lower back to Jerusalem and in sixty six attempted to avoid insurrection opposed to Rome, coping with for the Jews the affairs of Galilee. within the issues which he made his peace with Vespasian. current on the siege of Jerusalem by way of Titus, he obtained favours from those as emperors and from Domitian and assumed their kinfolk identify Flavius. He died after 97.

As a ancient resource Josephus is priceless. His significant works are: heritage of the Jewish struggle , in seven books, from a hundred and seventy BCE to his personal time, first written in Aramaic yet translated via himself into the Greek now we have; and Jewish Antiquities , in twenty books, from the production of the realm to sixty six CE. The Loeb Classical Library version of the works of Josephus additionally comprises the autobiographical existence and his treatise opposed to Apion .

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Silius Italicus: Punica, Volume II, Books 9-17 (Loeb by Silius Italicus, J. D. Duff

By Silius Italicus, J. D. Duff

Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), 25 CE–101, used to be consul in sixty eight and governor of the province of Asia in sixty nine; he sought no additional place of work yet lived thereafter on his estates as a literary guy and collector. He respected the paintings of Cicero, whose Tusculan villa he owned, and that of Virgil, whose tomb at Naples he likewise owned and close to which he lived. His epic Punica, in 17 books, at the moment warfare with Carthage (218–202 BCE), relies for evidence principally on Livy's account. Conceived as a distinction among nice international locations (and their assisting gods), championed through the 2 nice heroes Scipio and Hannibal, his poem is written in natural Latin and gentle verse stuffed all through with echoes of Virgil peculiarly (and different poets); it exploits with effortless grace, yet little genius, the entire units and methods of conventional Latin epic. The Loeb Classical Library version of Silius Italicus is in volumes.

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Appian: Roman History, Vol. III, The Civil Wars, Books by Appian, Horace White

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) used to be a Greek legit of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 CE, and later grew to become a Roman citizen and recommend and got the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died through the reign of Antoninus Pius who was once emperor 138–161 CE. sincere admirer of the Roman empire although blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the uncomplicated 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in reality conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come right down to us entire, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're important files of army background. The Loeb Classical Library version of Appian is in 4 volumes.

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The Complete Poetry of Catullus by Catullus, Guy Lee

By Catullus, Guy Lee

    Catullus’ lifestyles used to be similar to pulp fiction. In Julius Caesar’s Rome, he engages in a stormy affair with a consul’s spouse. He writes her passionate poems of affection, hate, and jealousy. The consul, a vehement opponent of Caesar, dies below suspicious situations. The merry widow romances quite a few younger males. Catullus is drawn into politics and turns into a cocky critic of Caesar, writing poems that dub Julius a low-life pig and a pervert. no longer strangely, quickly after, not more is heard of Catullus.
    David Mulroy brings to existence the witty, poignant, and brutally direct voice of a flesh-and-blood guy, a tender provincial within the everlasting urban, reacting to actual humans and occasions in a Rome jam-packed with violent clash between participants marked via genius and megalomaniacal passions. Mulroy’s full of life, rhythmic translations of the poems are improved by way of an creation and statement that offer biographical and bibliographical information regarding Catullus, a heritage of his occasions, a dialogue of the translations, and definitions and notes that ease the way in which for an individual who's now not a Latin scholar.

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Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East by Roger S. Bagnall

By Roger S. Bagnall

Many of the daily writing from the traditional world--that is, casual writing no longer meant for a longevity or large public distribution--has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the ancient list, best papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that standard people--from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan--used writing of their day-by-day lives way more broadly than has been well-known. Marshalling new and little-known facts, together with extraordinary graffiti lately came across in Smyrna, Bagnall provides a desirable research of writing in numerous segments of society. His ebook deals a brand new photo of literacy within the old international during which Aramaic opponents Greek and Latin as a very good overseas language, and within which many different neighborhood languages increase technique of written expression along those metropolitan tongues.

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Whither Quo Vadis: Sienkiewicz's Novel in Film and by Ruth Scodel

By Ruth Scodel

Whither Quo Vadis? deals a fascinating account of ways the Roman global and its heritage are represented in movie and how during which different diversifications mirror the moving ancient occasions and ideological matters in their personal times.Explores 5 surviving movie diversifications – Guazzoni's of 1912; D’Annunzio/Jacoby of 1925; Mervyn LeRoy's of 1951; the Italian television mini-series of 1985 by way of Franco Rossi; and Kawalerowicz’s 2001 Polish model Examines how those diversified types interpret, choose between, and adjust the radical and the traditional assets on which it really is dependent bargains a really transparent view of the way movies have provided historic Rome and the way smooth stipulations verify its reception seems to be at infrequent and archival fabric which has no longer formerly acquired shut scholarly cognizance

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The Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries by Uri Gabbay

By Uri Gabbay

Within the Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries Uri Gabbay deals the 1st particular research of the well-developed set of technical phrases present in historic Mesopotamian commentaries. realizing the hermeneutical functionality of those phrases is key for reconstructing the traditional Mesopotamian exegetical culture. utilizing the exegetical terminology attested within the huge corpus of Akkadian commentaries from the 1st millennium BCE, the e-book addresses the hermeneutics of the commentaries, investigates the scholastic setting within which they have been composed, and considers the connection among the terminology of commentaries and the divine authority of the texts they elucidate. The ebook concludes with a comparative research that strains hyperlinks among the terminology utilized in Akkadian commentaries and that utilized in early Hebrew exegesis.

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Sculpting Idolatry in Flavian Rome: (An)Iconic Rhetoric in by Jason von Ehrenkrook

By Jason von Ehrenkrook

This e-book investigates the discourse on idolatry and pictures, specifically statues, within the writings of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, with a specific concentrate on his quite a few bills of a contentious and now and then iconoclastic courting among Jews and photographs. putting this narrative fabric inside of a much broader comparative context, either Jewish and non-Jewish, demonstrates that the impact of strict aniconism uniform and express competition to all figurative artwork rising from Josephus is partially a rhetorical build, an attempt to reframe Jewish iconoclastic habit now not as a resistance to Roman domination yet as an expression of yes cultural values shared by means of Jews and Romans alike. Josephus hence articulates during this discourse on photos an concept of Jewish id that functioned to mitigate an more and more annoying dating among Romans and Jews within the wake of the Jewish rebel opposed to Rome.

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