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Latin Literature (Susanna Morton Braund) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 2001) 9780415195188

Title: Latin Literature

Author: Braund, Susanna Morton

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415195188

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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For many, Latin literature can be a very intimidating subject to approach. This highly accessible, user-friendly work is an ideal way to introduce classical works. Susanna Braund highlights the central themes of the texts (using fully translated excerpts from Virgil's Aeneid and Livy's history of Rome as case studies) and places them within the wider context of Roman culture. By directly engaging with the texts and understanding how the texts related to their wider world, the readers are constantly stimulated to think for themselves, connect with the writing, and develop their own deeper understanding of Latin literature.

Extremely versatile in structure, the book is suited for both classroom use and personal study.


About this book

1. Virgil and the Meaning of Aeneid

2. Role Models for Roman Women and Men in Livy

3. What is Latin Literature/

4. What Does Studying Latin Literature Involve?

5. Making Roman Identity: Multiculturalism, Militarism and Masculinity

6. Performance and Spectacle, Life and Death

7. Intersections of Power: Praise, Patrons and Politics

8. Annihilation and Abjection: Living Death and Living Slavery

9. Writing 'Real' Lives

10. Introspection and Individual Identity

12. Metapoetics

13. Allegory

14. Overcoming and Inferiority Complex: The Relationship with Greek Literature

15. Building Rome and Building Roman Literature

Appendix A: Quotation from W. R. Johnson Darkness Visible

Appendix B: 'Who's Afraid of Literary Theory?' by Simon Goldhill

Appendix C: Letter in Response by Jonathan Powell

List of Authors and Texts


List of Translations Adapted

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