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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
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