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Latin Literature : Classical Foundations - Professor Susanna Morton Braund

Latin Literature

Classical Foundations

Paperback Published: 25th October 2001
ISBN: 9780415195188
Number Of 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.

'A clear, vigorous, stimulating and entertaining tour ... it forms a lively and effective introduction for neophytes and provides intelligent and provocative reflections for the initiated.' - Journal of Roman Studies

Virgil and the Meaning of the Aeneid
Role Models for Roman Women and Men in Livy
What is Latin Literature?
What Does Studying Latin literature Involve?
Making Roman Identity: Multiculturalism, Militarism and Masculinity
Performance and Spectacle, Life and Death
Intersections of Power: Praise, Patrons and Politics
Annihilation and Abjection: Living Death and Living Slavery
Writing 'Real' Lives
Introspection and Individual Identity
Literary Texture and Intertextuality
Metapoetics
Allegory
Overcoming an Inferiority Complex: The Relationship with Greek Literature
Building Rome and Roman Literature
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ISBN: 9780415195188
ISBN-10: 0415195187
Series: Classical Foundations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th October 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1