Musa Lapidaria

... her sarcophagus was squeezed behind that of Barbatus , with the back wall of the latter acting as the front of hers . By this time there were over thirty burials in the main tomb , so a lateral gallery 216 Musa Lapidaria.

Author: Edward Courtney


ISBN: UVA:X002675750

Category: Literary Criticism

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Servilia and her Family

70CIL 12 8–9 = ILS 2–3 = ILLRP 310 = Courtney, Musa Lapidaria 9: honc oino(m) ploirume(i) cosentiont R[omai]/duonoro(m) optumo(m) fuise uiro(m)...(Many agree that this one man was the best of good men at Rome.

Author: Susan Treggiari

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192564658

Category: History

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Servilia is often cited as one of the most influential women of the late Roman Republic. Though she was a high-born patrician, her grandfather died disgraced and her controversial father was killed before he could stand for the consulship; she herself married twice, but both husbands were mediocre. Nevertheless, her position in the ruling class still afforded her significant social and political power, and it is likely that she masterminded the distinguished marriages of her one son, Brutus, and her three daughters. During her second marriage she began an affair with Iulius Caesar, which probably lasted for the rest of his life and is further indicative of the force of her charm and her exceptional intelligence. The patchiness of the sources means that a full biography is impossible, though in suggesting connections between the available evidence and the speculative possibilities open to women of Servilia's status this volume aims to offer an insightful reconstruction of her life and position both as a member of the senatorial nobility and within her extended and nuclear family. The best attested period of Servilia's life, for which the chief source is Cicero's letters, follows the murder of Caesar by her son and her son-in-law, Cassius, who were leaders among the crowd of conspirators in the Senate House on the Ides of March in 44 BC. We find her energetically working to protect the assassins' interests, also defending her grandchildren by the Caesarian Lepidus when he was declared a public enemy and his property threatened with confiscation. Exploring the role she played during these turbulent years of the late Republic reveals much about the ways in which Romans of both sexes exerted influence and sought to control outcomes, as well as about the place of women in high society, allowing us to conclude that Servilia wielded her social and political power effectively, though with discretion and within conventional limits.
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Bringing in the Sheaves

CJ 'magistratum ex quaestore et ex consule,' and Amm. Marc. 14.7.7: 'ex duce'; 14.7.9: 'ex comite,' for instances that offer near-contemporary examples. postea: see Courtney, Musa Lapidaria, p.

Author: Brent D. Shaw

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442644793

Category: History

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The annual harvesting of cereal crops was one of the most important economic tasks in the Roman Empire. Not only was it urgent and critical for the survival of state and society, it mobilized huge numbers of men and women every year from across the whole face of the Mediterranean. In Bringing in the Sheaves, Brent D. Shaw investigates the ways in which human labour interacted with the instruments of harvesting, what part the workers and their tools had in the whole economy, and how the work itself was organized. Both collective and individual aspects of the story are investigated, centred on the life-story of a single reaper whose work in the wheat fields of North Africa is documented in his funerary epitaph. The narrative then proceeds to an analysis of the ways in which this cyclical human behaviour formed and influenced modes of thinking about matters beyond the harvest. The work features an edition of the reaper inscription, and a commentary on it. It is also lavishly illustrated to demonstrate the important iconic and pictorial dimensions of the story.
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Roman Manliness

Cf. Courtney, Musa Lapidaria,p.226. 67 See Degrassi, ILLRP 312 and Courtney, Musa Lapidaria,p.227 68 Earl, MPTR,pp.22–3,onvirtutes in CIL I2 11; cf. Earl, PTS,p.21, Historia 11 (1962) p. 475. Eisenhut, VR,p.209,tookvirtutes in CIL I2 11 ...

Author: Myles McDonnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827881

Category: History

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This 2006 book examines notions of virtus as it contributed to Roman ideas of manliness.
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A Companion to Petronius

This means that we no longer envisage the sentient dead as indifferent , but implicitly deny sensation to them , a doubt often expressed in funereal contexts ( see Pecere 95-9 and my note on Musa Lapidaria 199A.39 ) .

Author: Edward Courtney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199245525

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first modern commentary on Petronius' Satyrica. It begins with basic background information, then surveys each episode in order that leading themes emerge. Finally, it gives an overview of Petronius' use of literary allusion and symbolism, and of his treatment of sex. All Latin and Greek quotations have been translated so that this volume may benefit both students of classical and comparative literature.
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Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Most G. W. Most ( ed . ) ( 2018 ) Hesiod : Theogony , Works and Days , Testimonia ( Cambridge , MA ) . Musa Lapidaria E. Courtney ( ed . ) ( 1995 ) Musa Lapidaria : A Selection of Latin Verse Inscriptions ( Atlanta ) .

Author: Daniel Jolowicz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192894823


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Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels establishes and explores connections between Greek imperial literature and Latin poetry. The work offers the first book-length study of the role of Latin literature in Greek literary culture, and provides fresh perspectives and new approaches to the literature and culture of this period.
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Law Society and Authority in Late Antiquity

Musa Lapidaria : A Selection of Latin Verse Inscriptions ( Atlanta , 1995 ) , 139. The late date derives from the presence of the signum . See T. Mommsen , ' Sallustius = Salutius und das Signum ' , Hermes , 37 ( 1902 ) , 443–55 ...

Author: Ralph W. Mathisen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191553783

Category: Literary Criticism

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The sixteen papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legal authority, such as local and 'vulgar' law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change, for the very process of creating new law and new authority either resulted from or caused changes in the society in which it occurred. The studies in this volume discuss interactions between legal theory and practice, the Greek east and the Roman west, secular and ecclesiastical, Roman and barbarian, male and female, and Christian and non-Christian (including pagans, Jews, and Zoroastrians).
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Greek Epitaphic Poetry

Musa Lapidaria: A Selection of Latin Verse Inscriptions, Atlanta Cozza-Luzi, G. 1902. 'Petronia Musa', Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Communale di Roma 30: 264–80 Cremer, M. 1991. Hellenistisch-römische Grabstelen im ...

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

ISBN: 9781108843980

Category: History

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Thousands of Greek verse epitaphs, covering a millennium of history, survive inscribed or painted on stone. These largely anonymous poems shed rich light on areas such as ancient moral values, religious ideas, gender relations and attitudes, as well as on the transmission and reception of 'canonical' poetry; many of these poems are of very high literary quality. This is the first modern commentary on a selection of these poems. Problems of syntax, metre and language are fully explained, accompanied by sophisticated literary discussion of the poems. There is a full introduction to the nature of these poems and to their context within Greek ideas of death and the afterlife. This comprehensive edition will be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek literature, as well as to scholars.
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Ausonius Epigrams

Musa Lapid.: E. Courtney, Musa Lapidaria, Atlanta, Georgia 1995. Neue-Wagener. F. Neue and C. Wagener, Formenlehre der lateinischen Sprache, third ed., Leipzig 1902-5. OCD: Oxford Classical Dictionary, third ed., Oxford 1996.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472502414

Category: Literary Collections

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Decimus Magnus Ausonius of Bordeaux, whose life spanned the greater part of the fourth century AD, was one of the most significant literary and political figures of his age. After an academic career in his native Gaul he was appointed tutor to the future emperor Gratian, a position through which he achieved great power for himself and his family. He was made consul in 379 and later lived to enjoy a ripe old age as the grand old man of Latin letters. In this modern edition of Ausonius' short poems, collected together under the general heading of epigrams, N.M. Kay gives a line-by-line commentary dealing with points of literary, linguistic, historical and other interest. The epigrams throw light on many aspects of Ausonius' life, career and attitudes as well as on fourth-century Latin literature, and will thus be of interest to students of the fourth-century western world, of Latin literature, and of the epigram form in particular. This edition includes both Latin text and translation.
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The Paradigm of Simias

(1995), Musa Lapidaria: A Selection of Latin Verse Inscriptions, Atlanta. Courtney, E. (ed.) (2003), The Fragmentary Latin Poets, 2nd ed., Oxford. Crawford, M.H. (1974), Roman Republican Coinage, II, Cambridge.

Author: Jan Kwapisz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110636048

Category: History

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This book’s concern is with notoriously obscure ancient poets-riddlers, whom it argues to have been an essential, albeit necessarily marginal, element of the literary landscape of Antiquity, which, in addition, exerted subtle yet lasting influence on European culture. The three first essays in this book trace a direct line of influence between the early Hellenistic scholar-poet Simias of Rhodes, the late Republican Roman experimentalist Laevius and Constantine the Great’s virtuoso panegyrist Optatian Porfyry, whereas the fourth essay discusses the preservation and transformation of the model invented by Simias in Byzantium. The Appendix reflects on the triumph of this intellectual paradigm in Neo-Latin Jesuit education by investigating the case of a peripheral yet highly influential Central European college at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This book is at once a contribution to the scholarship on the reception of Hellenistic poetry and to the study of ancient ‘technopaegnia’ (i.e. playful poetry) and their cultural influence in Antiquity, Byzantium and post-mediaeval Europe.
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