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Unwritten Rome

T.P. Wiseman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The earliest evidence for the occupation of the site of Rome dates to the 13th century BC; the earliest evidence for written literature at Rome dates to the third century BC. How can we ever be in a ... More


Post-Classical Satyr Play and Old Comedy

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From the second half of the fourth century through the first half of the third, satyr dramatists employed characteristic elements of Old Comedy in their satyric performances: looser metrical rules, ... More


Praetextae, Togatae and Other Unhelpful Categories

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The different types of Roman drama are normally listed according to Varro's schematic categorisation, as quoted by the late grammarian Diomedes. But Varro's system is inconsistent with what Horace ... More


Planetary Motion

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter picks up the Roman historical thread of Ch.2. So far, we will have been led to see Aratus as an icon of order. In this chapter, three elements of disorder in Aratus come to the fore. ... More


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