M. Heerink et G. Manuwald (éd.), Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus

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Mark Heerink et Gesine Manuwald (éd.), Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus, Leyde-Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Brill's Companions in Classical Studies
xiv-438 pages
ISBN : 9789004227415
149 €

Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus is the first English-language survey on all key aspects of this Flavian poet and his epic Argonautica (1st century CE). A team of international specialists offers both an account of the state of the art and new insights. Topics covered include textual transmission, language, poetic techniques, main themes, characters, relationship to intertexts and reception. This will be a standard point of departure for anyone interested in Valerius Flaccus or Flavian epic more generally.

Contributors are: Antony Augoustakis, Michael Barich, Neil Bernstein, Emma Buckley, Cristiano Castelletti, James Clauss, Robert Cowan, Peter Davis, Alain Deremetz, Attila Ferenczi, Marco Fucecchi, Randall Ganiban, Mark Heerink, Alison Keith, Helen Lovatt, Gesine Manuwald, Ruth Parkes, Tim Stover, Ruth Taylor-Briggs, and Andrew Zissos.

Source : Brill


C. Fedriani, Experiential Constructions in Latin

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Chiara Fedriani, Experiential Constructions in Latin, Leyde-Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics, 3
xxii-310 pages
ISBN : 9789004257825
103 €

This volume is about the morphosyntactic encoding of feelings and emotions in Latin. It offers a corpus-based investigation of the Latin data, benefiting from insights of the functional and typological approach to language. Chiara Fedriani describes a patterned variation in Latin Experiential constructions, also revisiting the so-called impersonal constructions, and shows how and why such a variation is at the root of diachronic change. The data discussed in this book also show that Latin constitutes an interesting stage within a broader diachronic development, since it retains some ancient Indo-European features that gradually disappeared and went lost in the Romance languages.

Source : Brill


P. Kuon, G. Peylet, Eidôlon n°110. L'utopie entre eutopie et dystopie, hommage à C.-G. Dubois

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Peter Kuon, Gérard Peylet (dir.), Eidôlon n°110. L'utopie entre eutopie et dystopie, hommage à C.-G. Dubois, Pessac, 2014.

Éditeur : Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux
Collection : Eidôlon 110
232 pages
ISBN : 9791091052108
23,00 €

Le présent ouvrage commence par « une brève histoire de l'utopie littéraire » qui évoque avec précision les étapes de la transformation du genre jusqu'à la dystopie moderne, tout en insistant sur la forme littéraire qui détermine le rapport du projet utopique. L'utopie se montre un genre complexe qui, « sous l'influence de son habitat, de son milieu, de son époque, change de forme et de sens comme un caméléon ». Après cette introduction le volume conduira le lecteur de la Phèdre de Sénèque aux « images du corps » et aux « perspectives des nouvelles technologies », aujourd'hui.
Chaque étude mettra l'accent sur les oppositions, les contradictions qui fondent depuis l'Antiquité l'utopie littéraire ainsi que sur l'aspect « d'entre-deux » générique que notre titre a voulu souligner.

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J. Wildberger, M. L. Colish, Seneca Philosophus

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J. Wildberger, M. L. Colish (éd.), Seneca Philosophus, Berlin, 2014.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes
512 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-034986-3
109,95 € / $154.00

Aims and Scope

Addressing classicists, philosophers, students, and general readers alike, this volume emphasizes the unity of Seneca's work and his originality as a translator of Stoic ideas in the literary forms of imperial Rome. It features a vitalizing diversity of contributors from different generations, disciplines, and research cultures. Several prominent Seneca scholars publishing in other languages are for the first time made accessible to anglophone readers.


Source : De Gruyter Online


J. M. Madsen et R. Rees (éd.), Roman rule in Greek and Latin Writing

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Jesper Majbom Madsen et Roger Rees (éd.), Roman rule in Greek and Latin Writing. Double Vision, Leyde-Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Impact of Empire, 18
VIII-303 pages
ISBN : 9789004277380
125 €

Roman Rule in Greek and Latin Writing explores the ways in which Greek and Latin writers from the late 1st to the 3rd century CE experienced and portrayed Roman cultural institutions and power. The central theme is the relationship between cultures as reflected in Greek and Latin authors' responses to Roman power; in practice the collection revisits the orthodoxy of two separate intellectual groups, differentiated as much by cultural and political agenda as by language. The book features specialists in Greek and Roman literary and intellectual culture; it gathers papers on a variety of authors, across several literary genres, and through this spectrum, makes possible an informed and detailed comparison of Greek and Latin literary views of Roman power (in various manifestations, including military, religion, law and politics).
Contributors include: Rhiannon Ash, Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen, Ewen Bowie, Jesper Carlsen, Bruce Gibson, Jill Harries, Joe Howley, Jason König, Jesper Majbom Madsen, John Moles and Roger Rees.

Source : Brill


R. Waterfield, Taken at the Flood. The Roman Conquest of Greece

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Robin Waterfield, Taken at the Flood. The Roman Conquest of Greece, Oxford, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
320 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-965646-2
£ 20.00

The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much.
Rome found the eastern Mediterranean divided, in an unstable balance of power, between three great kingdoms - the three Hellenistic kingdoms that had survived and flourished after the wars of Alexander the Great's Successors: Macedon, Egypt, and Syria. Internal troubles took Egypt more or less out of the picture, but the other two were reduced by Rome. Having established itself, by its defeat of Carthage, as the sole superpower in the western Mediterranean, Rome then systematically went about doing the same in the east, until the entire Mediterranean was under her control.
Apart from the thrilling military action, the story of the Roman conquest of Greece is central to the story of Rome itself and the empire it created. As Robin Waterfield shows, the Romans developed a highly sophisticated method of dominance by remote control over the Greeks of the eastern Mediterranean - the cheap option of using authority and diplomacy to keep order rather than standing armies. And it is a story that raises a number of fascinating questions about Rome, her empire, and her civilization. For instance, to what extent was the Roman conquest a planned and deliberate policy? What was it about Roman culture that gave it such a will for conquest? And what was the effect on Roman intellectual and artistic culture, on their very identity, of their entanglement with an older Greek civilization, which the Romans themselves recognized as supreme?

Source : Oxford University Press.


A. Crivăţ, Erudición y literatura en la edad media

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Anca Crivăţ, Erudición y literatura en la edad media, Bucarest, 2014.

Éditeur : Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti
Collection : Romanica, 21
164 pages
ISBN : 978-606-16-04999-9
26 lei

Índice: I. Enciclopedismo y mirabilia: 1. Tipología y funciones de los mirabilia en las enciclopedias latinas medievales. 2. Lo monstruoso en las Etimologías de San Isidoro de Sevilla. 3. Lo maravilloso en las Etimologías de San Isidoro de Sevilla. 4. San Isidoro de Sevilla y los mirabilia de Solino. 5. Las aves de Diomedes – mitología, historia natural y lectura alegórica. 6. Los Otia imperialia de Gervaiso de Tilbury – una enciclopedia de mirabilia. 7. La crisis del modelo enciclopédico en el Jardín de flores curiosas de Antonio de Torquemada. II. Espacios reales y espacios virtuales en la Edad Media: 1. Espacio y geografía en las Etimologías de San Isidoro de Sevilla. 2. Semejóli que vido…: experiencias onírico-visionarias en textos clericales del siglo XIII. 3. Los viajeros medievales y las lenguas del otro. 4. Los viajeros medievales y las creencias religiosas del otro. Bibliografía.

Source : Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti


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