Roman drama and Roman history

T.P. Wiseman

In this sequel to Historiography And Imagination (UEP 1994), Professor Wiseman explores the question of how the Romans understood their own past and the role of early drama in generating and transmitting legends. The first six of the book's twelve essays are concerned with stories and scenarios in the surviving literature which are best explained as having been first created for the stage. The other essays discuss the family traditions of Roman aristocrats, the rites of spring enjoyed by the Roman plebs, the use of Roman history in the radical politics of the nineteenth century, and how a great modern Roman historian exploited the novelist's art. The book is designed to be accessible to anyone with an interest in the ancient world, and all Latin and Greek is translated.

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  • The history of a hypothesis Tales unworthy of the Gods Ovid on Servius Tullius Two plays for the Liberalia The tragedy of Gaius Gracchus Crossing the Rubicon The poet, the "plebs", and the chorus girls Valerius Antias and the Palimpsest of history The Minucii and their monument Rome and the resplendent Aemilii E.S. Beesly and the Roman revolution Late Syme - a study in historiography Appendices: Hermann Reich, "on the sources of early Roman history and Roman national tragedy" The ludi saeculares

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書名 Roman drama and Roman history
著作者等 Wiseman, T. P.
Wiseman T. P.
シリーズ名 Exeter studies in history
出版元 University of Exeter Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xii, 228 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0859895602
NCID BA37382225
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス