As an active politician, Cicero composed and published many law court and political speeches; but he also produced treatises on philosophical, political and oratorical matters, and he wrote numerous letters to friends, family and fellow politicians and even tried some poetry.
Are there two or three main participants, and settles on two, King Solomon and the Shulammite? Is the book one unified poem or a collection of love lyrics?
Just as it is within the Odyssey, the story of the wooden horse has been perpetually told and retold. And just as Demodocus is familiar with the tale, so is almost everyone today.
Understanding Gilgamesh – brokenly – is to understand life brokenly. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the narrative of life.
In particular, human skeletal remains, which can elucidate various past behaviors through careful scienti?c analysis, have largely been ignored as a credible source of information about the ancient Roman world of both the living and the dead.
Phaedrus, far from being a Greek freedman striving to inscribe himself among the élite of Latin letters, was a Roman aristocrat masquerading as a man of the people to say in fable what could not safely be otherwise said.
Golden Verses: Voice and Authority in the Tablets Richard P.Martin (Stanford) Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics: April (2007) Abstract This paper attempts to…
It is well known that the tenth poem of the Vergilian Catalepton on Sabinus the Muleteer closely parodies Catullus Phaselus ille. The one poem elegantly describes the career of a sleek ship, its heroic voyages and its final retirement from service. The other humorously reports the career of a lowly mule driver named Sabinus, his business trips, his life in retirement.
The prime evidence for this was discovered fifty years ago in the numerous fragments of four massive sculptural groups in marble, found by chance in 1957 in a seaside cavern which was part of a large villa complex on the coast at Sperlonga, 65 miles south of Rome.