Roman literature

Roman literature:

see Latin literatureLatin literature,
the literature of ancient Rome and of that written in Latin in later eras.

Very little remains of the ritualistic songs and the native poetry of the Romans and Latins before the rise of a literature.
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The readings, illustrations, and inserts on Roman literature, history, mythology, and daily life seamlessly present the connection between the Latin language and its culture.
Raija Sarasti-Wilenius is a lecturer in the Latin language and Roman literature at the University of Helsinki, and secretary of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies.
Among them, indisputably, stand Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid, epics that are in their different ways the most influential works of ancient Greek and Roman literature.
Roman literature is dismissed on the basis of one second ary source published in 1867, which asserts that the plays of Plautus and Terence are all "translations" of Greek originals (52).
Keazirian examines peace and peacemaking in the ancient Greek and Roman literature from the age of Homer to the middle first century CE, including and emphasizing the Pauline epistles.
We know the top gladiators were very famous because their names crop up in the Roman literature of the time, in poetry and satires," says Professor Spawforth.
Ruden, who specializes in ancient Greek and Roman literature, became interested in the preconceptions modern readers bring to Paul's writing when she began studying the apostle herself.
Bar-Kochva offers a close investigation of twelve authors who wrote in Greek in the Hellenistic period, thus felicitously distinguishing between Greek and Roman literature.
Work with the English and history teachers in a large unit on Greek and Roman literature.
Roman literature conceived of Dido, the African foreigner, as an exotic temptress.
Other important pieces of evidence include a high incidence of substantial arm asymmetry - a feature mentioned in ancient Roman literature in connection with a gladiator and possible hammer blows to the head - a feature attested as a probable gladiatorial coup de grace at another gladiator cemetery, Ephesus, in Turkey.
Hubbard, professor of Greek and Roman literature at the University of Texas in Austin, wrote in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, that "homosexual relations were at home in the symposium, athletics and even civic/ religious rituals" in Greece and Rome and that "homoerotic themes abound in Greek lyric poetry from the seventh to the early fifth centuries BCE, and this material provides our earliest literary evidence" of homosexual practices in ancient European societies.