Ennius Annals

by Cynthia Damon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2020-02-29
Genre: History
Pages: pages
ISBN 13: 1108581641
ISBN 10: 9781108581646
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
GET EBOOK
In the context of recent challenges to long-standing assumptions about the nature of Ennius' Annals and the editorial methods appropriate to the poem's fragmentary remains, this volume seeks to move Ennian studies forward on three axes. First, a re-evaluation of the literary and historical precedents for and building blocks of Ennius' poem in order to revise the history of early Latin literature. Second, a cross-fertilization of recent critical approaches to the fields of poetry and historiography. Third, reflection on the tools and methods that will best serve future literary and historical research on the Annals and its reception. Adopting different approaches to these broad topics, the fourteen papers in this volume illustrate how much can be said about Ennius' poem and its place in literary history independent of any commitment to inevitably speculative totalizing interpretations.
RELATED BOOKS
Ennius' Annals
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Cynthia Damon, Joseph Farrell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the context of recent challenges to long-standing assumptions about the nature of Ennius' Annals and the editorial methods appropriate to the poem's fragmentary remains, this volume seeks to move Ennian studies forward on three axes. First, a re-evaluation of the literary and historical precedents for and building blocks of Ennius' poem in order to revise the history of early Latin literature. Second, a cross-fertilization of recent critical approaches to the fields of poetry and historiography. Third, reflection on the tools and methods that will best serve future literary and historical research on the Annals and its reception. Adopting different approaches to these broad topics, the fourteen papers in this volume illustrate how much can be said about Ennius' poem and its place in literary history independent of any commitment to inevitably speculative totalizing interpretations.
Juno's Aeneid
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Joseph Farrell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-29 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This book, based on the prestigious Martin Lectures, given annually at Oberlin College, offers a major new interpretation of Vergil's Aeneid. Scholars have tended to view Vergil's poem as an attempt to combine aspects of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into a single epic. Joseph Farrell argues, by contrast, that Vergil's aim is not to combine them, but instead to stage a contest to decide which Homeric hero the Aeneid will most resemble. The goddess Juno works, in the poem, to make it another Iliad - a tragedy of death and destruction - against the narrator's apparent intention to make it another Odyssey - a comedy of homecoming and marriage. Farrell begins by illustrating his method of interpretation and its advantages over previous treatments of Vergil and Homer. He then turns to what he regards as the most fruitful of interpretative possibilities. Ancient ethical philosophy treated Homer's principal heroes, Achilles in the Iliad and Odysseus in the Odyssey, as key examples of heroic or "kingly" behaviour, but also stressed their fundamental differences from one another. Achilles is an intransigent, solipsistic man of violence, Odysseus one of intelligence, perspicacity, flexibility, and self-control. Many ancient thinkers contrast the heroes in these terms, with none imagining a stable combination of the two. Farrell argues that this supports his contention that Vergil does not aim to combine them, but to stage a Homeric contest for the soul of his hero and his poem. The final chapter considers the political relevance of this contest to Rome's leader, Caesar Augustus, who counted Aeneas as the mythical founder of his own family. An ultimately Iliadic or an Odyssean Aeneid would reflect in very different ways upon the ethical legitimacy of Augustus' regime"--
Ennius Perennis
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: William Fitzgerald, Emily Gowers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-30 - Publisher: Cambridge Philological Society

Ennius Perennis: the Annals and Beyond is a collection of eight essays by an international group of scholars on different aspects of the poetry and legacy of Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC). Ennius' epic poem the Annals and his many other works, including tragedies, satires and epigrams, survive only in mystifying fragments, but his influence on Latin poetry was enormous. He is now beginning to be appreciated, thanks both to excellent critical editions and to more enlightened literary and historical approaches, as a complex and varied poet and a fascinating representative of an era of intense cultural and political change. While they acknowledge the extent to which later authors are responsible for creating a misleading perception of Ennius as monolithic, jingoistic and clumsy, these essays also reflect on what can be said about the nature and aims of his work, given the limitations of our evidence. Subjects discussed include Cicero's ‘invention’ of Ennius, the part played by the cor (heart) in unifying Ennius' literary project, the possibility of ‘further voices’ and a role for women in Ennius, Virgil's fraught ‘father-son’ relationship with his epic predecessor and Ennius' later reincarnation in the works of Horace and Petrarch. The collection is likely to appeal to all who are interested in Latin literature, literary history or reception studies.
A Discourse of Wonders
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Stephen M. Wheeler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-05-13 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Wheeler proposes instead that Ovid represents himself in the poem as an epic storyteller moved to tell a universal history of metamorphosis in the presence of a fictional audience.
Roman Epic
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: M. von Albrecht
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: BRILL

The reader is invited to study a choice of typical texts, from the beginnings to the end of Antiquity, and to discover intellectual relationships between different epochs, cultures, literary genres, linguistic and literary patterns.
Greek Literature and Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Gregory Nagy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume is available on its own or as part of the seven volume set, Greek Literature. This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents can be obtained by email: [email protected]
A History of Roman Literature
Language: en
Pages: 1
Authors: Michael von Albrecht
Categories: Latin literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: BRILL

Books about A History of Roman Literature
Libertas and Res Publica in the Roman Republic
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Catalina Balmaceda
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-25 - Publisher: BRILL

Libertas and Res Publica examines two key concepts of Western political thinking: freedom and republic. Contributors address important new questions on the principles of, and essential connection between res publica and libertas in Roman thought and Republican history.
Ancient Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Catalina Balmaceda
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is today known as media studies. It was absolutely crucial to life in the ancient world, whether in the courtroom, the legislature, or on ceremonial occasions, and was described as either the art of the persuasion or the art of speaking well. This anthology brings together all the most important ancient writings on rhetoric, including works by Cicero, Aristotle, Quintilian and Philostratus. Ranging across such themes as memory, persuasion, delivery and style, it provides a fascinating introduction to classical rhetoric and will be an invaluable sourcebook for students of the ancient world.
Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 728
Authors: Frisbee Sheffield, James Warren
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-04 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and beyond. There are dedicated discussions of the major areas of the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle together with accounts of their predecessors and successors. The contributors also address various problems of interpretation and method, highlighting the particular demands and interest of working with ancient philosophical texts. All original texts discussed are translated into English.
Omnium Annalium Monumenta: Historical Writing and Historical Evidence in Republican Rome
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Kaj Sandberg, Christopher Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-07 - Publisher: BRILL

Historical Writing and Historical Evidence in Republican Rome: Omnium Annalium Monumenta is a major collection of essays by distinguished authors on the development of Roman historiography.
Understanding Latin Literature
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Susanna Morton Braund
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-27 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the later reception and reverberations of Latin literature. Chapters are dedicated to Latin writers such as Virgil and Livy and explore how literature related to Roman identity and society. Readers are stimulated and inspired to do their own further reading through engagement with a wide selection of translated extracts and through understanding the different ways in which they can be approached. Central throughout is the theme of the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture. The versatile and accessible structure of Understanding Latin Literature makes it suitable for both individual and class use.