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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


The Games of Flora

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/9780859898225.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Among the stage games (ludi scaenici) that in the late republic accounted for about 49 days of theatre performance each year, the ludi Florales were famously licentious, involving actresses ... More


Rome Before Literature: Dionysus and Drama

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Attic, Apulian, Campanian, and Etruscan red-figure vase painting, and engraved bronze mirrors and cistae from Latium, attest the cultural milieu of fourth-century Italy and the ubiquity of its ... More


The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

T. P. Wiseman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book proposes the following hypothesis: that non-technical literature in the Roman world, both poetry and prose, was composed in the first instance for oral delivery to a large public audience, ... More


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