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LIVY’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: POWER AND PERSONALITY IN EARLY ROME

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Ann Vasaly CUP (2015) h/b 209pp £55 (ISBN 9781107065673) Was Livy really a ‘small man, detached from affairs’ (Ogilvie), a ‘non-political moralist’ (Walsh) and a ‘political innocent… unable to interpret historical phenomena or visualize historical change’ (the view of Collingwood and Syme, as summarised by Walsh)? In…

COSTUME IN THE COMEDIES OF ARISTOPHANES

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Gwendolyn Compton-Eagle CUP (2015) h/b 198 pp £65.00 (ISBN 0781107083790) Aristophanes’ first productions made great use of visual effect. Slapstick performances, seriously inventive staging and occasionally fantastical costumes enhanced their comedic impact. Show More Summary

THE ANCIENT WORLD

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Jerry Toner Profile (2015) p/b 152pp £8.99 (ISBN 9781781254202) OUP has been publishing ‘Very Short Introductions to…’ for over twenty years, and Profile is now trying its luck in the same field with its ‘Ideas in Profile’ series, subtitled ‘Small Introductions to Big Topics’, of which the…

Repititiationes ~ 09/16/15

@ROMtoronto #AskaCurator outside of the skull+helmet., do you have other items said to be from marathon? — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) September 16, 2015 Did you know that in Serbia were born a 17 Roman emperors #serbia #history...Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas octobres

ante diem xvi kalendas octobres ludi Romani (day 12) 16 A.D. — birth of Julia Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the elder, sister of Caligula 253 A.D. — martyrdom of Cornelius at Rome

Mindy Kaling on the Aeneid

In case you missed her comments in the New York Times on studying at Dartmouth: I loved translating the “Aeneid” from Latin. Poor Aeneas and his pietas. That guy could not catch a break. I also love stories within stories, and the “Aeneid” is full of that. Mindy Kaling: By the Book (New York Times) […]

Repititiationes ~ 09/15/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere: Ajax: you once fought Trojans, but now you fight Grease! #ClassicsMoment Monday pic.twitter.com/7hW0dGZcxQ — AscaniusYCI (@AscaniusYCI) September 15, 2015 The berth of Venus. pic.twitter.com/fMCdvUqtUH...Show More Summary

Patterns in Pompeii Wall Collapses Redux

As I slowly emerge from my blogging hibernation, I can’t help but be struck (again) by the latest Pompeii news working through the Italian press about the collapse of a small wall associated with the Caupona of Demetrius and Helpis Afra. While I can’t find a photo of the extent of the damage, most of […]

Repititationes ~ 09/14/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere: "…Baby one more time" by @britneyspears sung entirely in Latin with subtitles … https://t.co/GvtDvtmKFA #loqlat pic.twitter.com/352ykG464g — Edward Zarrow (@drzarrow) September 14, 2015 Expo suprbe â #Brescia Expansion vers le Nord de l'Italie des Romains entre III Ier s. Show More Summary

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xviii kalendas octobres

ante diem xviii kalendas octobres ludi Romani (day 10 ) equorum probatio — the official cavalry parade of the equites (in conjunction with the above) 23 A.D. — death of Nero Claudius Drusus (Drusus the Younger), son of theemperor Tiberius and Vipsania Agrippina 81 A.D. — official dies imperii of Domitian (recognition by the senate) 208 […]

Penelope Returns to Tehran

From the Tehran Times: Iran’s life-size marble statue of Penelope excavated in Persepolis in 1945 will return home after its four-month show at Milan’s Prada Foundation.The torso along with its other Roman counterparts will go on display at the National Museum of Iran beginning on September 21 concurrent with the International Day of Peace, director […]

BMCR ~ Smith: Man and Animal in Severan Rome

Steven D. Smith, Man and Animal in Severan Rome: The Literary Imagination of Claudius Aelianus. Greek culture in the Roman world.   Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2014.  Pp. xii, 308.  ISBN 9781107033986.  $99.00. Reviewed by C. Show More Summary

Repititiationes ~ 09/13/15

Yesterday in the Classical twittersphere … The Last Days of Socrates – Plato's Greater, Better World http://t.co/vIIBGGGXqw pic.twitter.com/DgZszTUodh — Ancient History (@ahencyclopedia) September 13, 2015 Helmet, iron & silver, dynasty...Show More Summary

THE MOVING CITY: PROCESSIONS, PASSAGES AND PROMENADES IN ANCIENT ROME

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:Edited by Ida Östenberg, Simon Malmberg and Jonas Bjørnebye Bloomsbury Academic (2015) h/b 361pp £80 (ISBN 9781472528001) In 260 BC the successful general Gaius Duilius was granted torch bearers and flute players to accompany him home every night, to celebrate his military achievements in a perpetual nocturnal celebration.…

AUGUSTUS: The Biography

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:By Jochen Bleicken (tr. Anthea Bell) Allen Lane (2015) h/b 771pp £30.00 (ISBN 9780713994773) In this work de longue haleine, first published in Germany in 1998, and now admirably (one confidently hazards) translated by Anthea Bell, B. gives a very detailed account of how the 18 year-old Gaius…

GREEK AND ROMAN CLASSICS IN THE BRITISH STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL REFORM

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:Ed. by Henry Stead & Edith Hall Bloomsbury (2015) h/b 368pp £80 (ISBN 9781472584267) This is the first substantial published product of the pioneering Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Classics and Class in Britain 1789-1939’ project, to which Dr Stead, the author of A Cockney Catullus (OUP, 2015),…

THE VATES ANTHOLOGY OF NEW LATIN POETRY

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:Ed. by Mark Walker Pineapple Publications (2015) p/b 195pp £4.99 (ISBN 978095474343) In 1850 the editors of Sabrinae Corolla gloomily observed, of verse composition, that these were studia quae veremur ne in dies obsolescant. They were premature, and 50 or more years later no less a scholar than…

GREEK TRAGIC STYLE: Form, Language and Interpretation

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:by R.B. Rutherford CUP (2012) p/b 471pp £22.99 (ISBN 9781107470750) No better book on Greek tragedy has been published in the 21st century than this one. R.’s project is highly ambitious. Always giving chapter and verse, he discusses what the characters and the choruses say or sing and…

SUETONIUS: LIFE OF AUGUSTUS

Originally posted on Classics for All Reviews:Translated and with Introduction and Historical Commentary By D. Wardle OUP (2014) p/b 603pp £100 (ISBN 9780199686469)  If you want all the lies and smears about the early Roman emperors, and a lot more mildly random information, Suetonius is your man. I, Claudius was based on Robert Graves’s…

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