M. Stöckinger,‎ K. Winter et A. T. Zanker (éd.), Horace and Seneca. Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations

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Martin Stöckinger,‎ Kathrin Winter et Andreas T. Zanker (éd.), Horace and Seneca. Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations, Berlin, 2017.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 365
437 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-052889-3
120 €

This volume sets out to explore the complex relationship between Horace and Seneca. It is the first book that examines the interface between these different and yet highly comparable authors with consideration of their oeuvres in their entirety. The fourteen chapters collected here explore a wide range of topics clustered around the following four themes: the combination of literature and philosophy; the ways in which Seneca's choral odes rework Horatian material and move beyond it; the treatment of ethical, poetic, and aesthetic questions by the two authors; and the problem of literary influence and reception as well as ancient and modern reflections on these problems. While the intertextual contacts between Horace and Seneca themselves lie at the core of this project, it also considers the earlier texts that serve as sources for both authors, intermediary steps in Roman literature, and later texts where connections between the two philosopher-poets are drawn. Although not as obviously palpable as the linkage between authors who share a common generic tradition, this uneven but pervasive relationship can be regarded as one of the most prolific literary interactions between the early Augustan and the Neronian periods. A bidirectional list of correspondences between Horace and Seneca concludes the volume.

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M. B. Roller, Dining Posture in Ancient Rome

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Matthew B. Roller, Dining Posture in Ancient Rome, Princeton, 2017.

Éditeur : Princeton University Press
240 pages
ISBN : 978-1-4008-8824-5
120 €

What was really going on at Roman banquets? In this lively new book, veteran Romanist Matthew Roller looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as an extended social occasion, dining posture offered a telling window into the day-to-day lives of the city's inhabitants.
This book investigates the meaning and importance of the three principal dining postures--reclining, sitting, and standing--in the period 200 B.C.-200 A.D. It explores the social values and distinctions associated with each of the postures and with the diners who assumed them. Roller shows that dining posture was entangled with a variety of pressing social issues, such as gender roles and relations, sexual values, rites of passage, and distinctions among the slave, freed, and freeborn conditions.
Timely in light of the recent upsurge of interest in Roman dining, this book is equally concerned with the history of the body and of bodily practices in social contexts. Roller gathers evidence for these practices and their associated values not only from elite literary texts, but also from subelite visual representations--specifically, funerary monuments from the city of Rome and wall paintings of dining scenes from Pompeii.

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M. T. Dinter, C. Guérin et M. Martinho (éd.), Reading Roman Declamation - Calpurnius Flaccus

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Martin T. Dinter, Charles Guérin et Marcos Martinho (éd.), Reading Roman Declamation - Calpurnius Flaccus, Berlin, 2017.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 348
173 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-040155-4
110 €

As a genre situated at the crossroad of rhetoric and fiction declamatio offers the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. Placing the literariness of declamatio into the spotlight, this volume showcases declamation as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning, literary technique and generic conventions. Focusing on the oeuvre of Calpurnius Flaccus this volume demonstrates that these texts constitute a genre on their own, the rhetorical and literary framework of which remains not yet fully mapped. Contributions from an international group of leading scholars from the field of Roman Literature and Rhetoric will explore the question of how Roman Declamation functions as a literary genre. This volume investigates the literary technique and the generic conventions of declamatio in its social, pedagocial
and ethical context to determine “the poetics” of Roman Declamation.
This volume is of interest to students and scholars of Rhetoric and Roman Literature.

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L. Sven, Juvenal Satiren

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Lorenz Sven (éd.), Juvenal Satiren / Saturae, Berlin, 2017.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Sammlung Tusculum
545 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-040697-9
60 €

"Bread and games" and "Healthy body, healthy mind" are well-known quotes from Classical literature. They both come from the Roman satirist Juvenal (approx. 60–140 CE), who is known for extremely comical if sometimes exaggerated depictions that offer a dazzling image of daily life in ancient Rome. A completely new translation with extensive notes makes the work fully accessible to the modern reader.

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Thesaurus linguae Latinae. Vol. XI, Pars 2, Fasc. V refocilo – regnum

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Thesaurus linguae Latinae. Vol. XI, Pars 2, Fasc. V Refocilo – regnum, Berlin, 2017.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
64 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-058285-7
70 €

Source : De Gruyter


V. Berlincourt, L. Galli Milić et D. Nelis (éd.), Lucan and Claudian : Context and Intertext

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Valéry Berlincourt, Lavinia Galli Milić et Damien Nelis (éd.), Lucan and Claudian : Context and Intertext, Heidelberg, 2016.

Éditeur : Universitätsverlag Winter
Collection : Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften, Neue Folge, 2. Reihe, Volume 151
322 pages
ISBN : 978-3-8253-6549-3
40 €

The papers published in this volume were first delivered at a colloquium entitled ‘Lucain et Claudien face à face. Une poésie politique entre épopée, histoire et panégyrique', which took place at the Fondation Hardt, in Vandœuvres, near Geneva, in November 2012. The contributors, an international team of scholars, take the reader from broader considerations of both poets in relation to politics and ideology, generic positioning, construction of individual characters and strategies of panegyric, to a stronger focus on investigating precise examples of intertextual dialogue between Claudian and Lucan. In general, the collected studies are implicated in, or have implications for, other topics, such as Latin poetic style, history and the uses of mythology, the Roman epic tradition, and the whole question of the development of literary cultures and how they are received.

Source : Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg


Évagre le Pontique, Chapitres sur la prière

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Évagre le Pontique, Chapitres sur la prièreÉdition, introduction, traduction et notes de Paul Géhin, Paris, 2017.

Éditeur : Éditions du Cerf
Collection : Sources chrétiennes n° 589
480 pages
ISBN : 9782204122078
49 €

Les Chapitres sur la prière, au nombre de 153, comme les poissons de la pêche miraculeuse, représentent la fine pointe de l'enseignement d'Évagre, exprimé dans une langue ciselée et selon sa forme littéraire préférée. Après Clément d'Alexandrie et Origène, Évagre y aborde à son tour la prière, qu'il présente de manière épurée comme un colloque intime entre l'intellect et Dieu. Alors que dans d'autres traités il avait surtout analysé les passions et les pensées de l'âme, il explore ici l'intellect humain, dont il reconnaît à la fois la prééminence et les faiblesses, et s'em- ploie à déjouer les pièges empêchant celui-ci d'atteindre la prière « en esprit et en vérité ». Il s'agit notamment de se débarrasser de toute forme de représentation et de mul- tiplicité : car, au rebours de maintes pratiques modernes de méditation, cette contemplation exclut tout usage de l'imagination.
Le traité a joui d'une grande popularité à la période byzantine, comme le montrent le nombre élevé des manuscrits et l'abondante tradition indirecte. L'authenticité évagrienne du traité, transmis pendant des siècles sous le nom de Nil d'Ancyre, est un point désormais acquis. Cette édition critique, complétée par plusieurs appendices, entend restituer ainsi sa teneur originelle.

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