J. N. Adams, A. Chahoud et G. Pezzini (éd.), Early Latin. Constructs, Diversity, Reception


J. N. Adams, Anna Chahoud et Giuseppe Pezzini (éd.), Early Latin. Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, 2023.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
xxii-656 pages
ISBN : 9781108476584
£ 130.00

This is the most detailed and comprehensive study to date of early Latin language, literary and non-literary, featuring twenty-nine chapters by an international team of scholars. 'Early Latin' is interpreted liberally as extending from the period of early inscriptions through to the first quarter of the first century BC. Classical Latin features significantly in the volume, although in a restricted sense. In the classical period there were writers who imitated the Latin of an earlier age, and there were also interpreters of early Latin. Later authors and views on early Latin language are also examined as some of these are relevant to the establishment of the text of earlier writers. A major aim of the book is to define linguistic features of different literary genres, and to address problems such as the limits of periodisation and the definition of the very concept of 'early Latin'.


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P. Christoforou, Imagining the Roman Emperor


Panayiotis Christoforou, Imagining the Roman Emperor. Perceptions of Rulers in the High Empire, Cambridge, 2023.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
320 pages
ISBN : 9781009362498
£ 85.00

How was the Roman emperor viewed by his subjects? How strongly did their perception of his role shape his behaviour? Adopting a fresh approach, Panayiotis Christoforou focuses on the emperor from the perspective of his subjects across the Roman Empire. Stress lies on the imagination: the emperor was who he seemed, or was imagined, to be. Through various vignettes employing a wide range of sources, he analyses the emperor through the concerns and expectations of his subjects, which range from intercessory justice to fears of the monstrosities associated with absolute power. The book posits that mythical and fictional stories about the Roman emperor form the substance of what people thought about him, which underlines their importance for the historical and political discourse that formed around him as a figure. The emperor emerges as an ambiguous figure. Loved and hated, feared and revered, he was an object of contradiction and curiosity.


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L’espace politique dans les Sciences de l’Antiquité : représentation, description, transformation

L'espace politique dans les Sciences de l'Antiquité : représentation, description, transformation

mercredi 3 - vendredi 5 avril 2024
Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès

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L'espace revêt une importance cruciale dans le champ des sciences humaines depuis déjà quelques décennies, notamment depuis l'approche théorique que l'on a nommée le « spa-tial turn », à partir des travaux d'Edward Soja . Ce tournant consiste à envisager l'espace, non plus comme une toile de fond figée et immobile, mais comme un élément productif qui a donc une influence sur les modes de pensée des hommes. Cette position pourrait être résumée ainsi :
« What if knowledge in general has an irremediably local dimension? What if it possesses its shape, meaning, reference, and domain of application by virtue of the physical, social, and cultural circumstances in which it is made, and in which it is used? »

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