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The Commerce of WarExchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Neil Coffee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin epics such as Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. This ... More

MartialThe World of the Epigram

Martial: The World of the Epigram

William Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226252537
eISBN:
9780226252568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252568.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this age of the sound bite, what sort of author could be more relevant than a master of the epigram? Martial, the most influential epigrammatist of classical antiquity, was just such a virtuoso of ... More

PersiusA Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ Satires have long resisted interpretation. A curious amalgam of satire and philosophy, they are couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little ... More

Translation as MusePoetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Elizabeth Marie Young

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus’s Rome questions the truism that poetry and translation are inherently at odds, arguing for translation as a defining condition of ancient Roman ... More

Women & WeaselsMythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Maurizio Bettini and Emlyn Eisenach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book looks at mythology and ancient belief, revising our understanding of myth, heroism, and the status of women and animals in Western culture. This book recounts and analyzes a variety of key ... More

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