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Author Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter)

Title The Roman audience : classical literature as social history / T.P. Wiseman.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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 UniM Bail  870.9 WISE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 327 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and indexes.
Contents 1 Times, Books, and Preconceptions 1 -- 1.1 Longue durée 1 -- 1.2 Paper 3 -- 1.3 Books 4 -- 1.4 Literature as a Public Performance 6 -- 2 Rome Before Literature: Indirect Evidence 10 -- 2.1 Evidence from Homer 10 -- 2.2 Evidence from Terracotta 14 -- 2.3 Rome and Athens 19 -- 2.4 Honouring Gods 21 -- 2.5 Fragments and 'History' 24 -- 2.6 Marking the Days 25 -- 3 Rome Before Literature: Dionysus and Drama 29 -- 3.1 Pots Painted, Bronze Engraved 29 -- 3.2 Republican Rome 36 -- 3.3 Roman Games 42 -- 3.4 Rome and Alexandria 45 -- 3.5 Turning-point 47 -- 4 An Enclosure with Benches 50 -- 4.1 Theatrum and Scaena 50 -- 4.2 Plautus and the Cauea 51 -- 4.3 In the Forum, in the Circus 55 -- 4.4 Terence and the Cauea 59 -- 4.5 Curtains and Steps 61 -- 5 Makers, Singers, Speakers, Writers 63 -- 5.1 Ennius and the Votes 63 -- 5.2 Ennius as Impersonator 68 -- 5.3 Cato and Polybius 70 -- 5.4 Lucilius and Varro 73 -- 6 A Turbulent People 79 -- 6.1 Political Stage 79 -- 6.2 Pompey and the Theatre 81 -- 6.3 When Cicero Wasn't in Rome 82 -- 6.4 Pompey's Games 85 -- 6.5 Poets and Dancers 88 -- 6.6 Before the Disaster 93 -- 7 Rethinking the Classics: 59-42 BC 94 -- 7.1 Lucretius and Philodemus 95 -- 7.2 Demetrius, Historians, Caesar 98 -- 7.3 Caesar and Catullus 102 -- 7.4 Catullus 61-64 105 -- 7.5 Greek Stage in Rome 110 -- 7.6 Ides of March, and After 113 -- 8 Rethinking the Classics: 42-28 BC 114 -- 8.1 Virgil's Eclogues 114 -- 8.2 Sallust 115 -- 8.3 Horace's Satires 118 -- 8.4 Virgil's Georgics 121 -- 8.5 Virgil's 'Epyllion' 125 -- 8.6 Livy and Horace 129 -- 8.7 Republic Restored 134 -- 9 Rethinking the Classics: 28 BC-AD 8 138 -- 9.1 Citizens, the Audience 139 -- 9.2 Horace's Epistles 141 -- 9.3 Tibullus and Propertius 146 -- 9.4 Ovid and Virgil 150 -- 9.5 Augustus and the 'Secular Games' 152 -- 9.6 Horace and Ovid 156 -- 9.7 Ovid's Fasti 159 -- 10 Under the Emperors 163 -- 10.1 First-Century Poets 164 -- 10.2 First-Century Playwrights 166 -- 10.3 Prose Fiction and History 169 -- 10.4 Lucian in the Theatre 172 -- 10.5 Integrating Evidence 175 -- 10.6 Christians 180.
Subject Latin literature -- History and criticism.
Popular culture and literature -- Rome.
ISBN 9780198718352
0198718357