By Phillip Mitsis, Lecturer in Classics Ioannis Ziogas

ISBN-10: 311047252X

ISBN-13: 9783110472523

Taking their element of departure from Frederick Ahl s pioneering paintings, the prestigious students during this quantity have come jointly to reconsider the relation of poetry and gear within the context of authoritarian regimes in historic Rome and to check the ways in which poets not just commented on imperial politics, but in addition have been direct members within the development of that political fact. "

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Syme ()  n. : “What is commonly called the ‘Rechtsfrage’, and interminably discussed, depends upon a ‘Machstfrage’”; cf. ” See further, e. , Syme ()  (cf. ),  –  (cf.  – ), , ,  – , . ,  n. , , ,  with , ; further, Syme ()  n. , ,  – , , . On this matter, the old and new historicists are not so different: see, e. , cf. ; Galinsky () . On ideology, Roman republicanism, and base and superstructure, see Wilkinson ()  – .

66) with a morally dubious lifestyle, but he is no match for Macro; and Paconianus gambles that the power of Sejanus will prevail – and loses. Their poetry sparks the dangers that they face, but for better or worse, it fails to have much, if any, impact on their immediate social and cultural setting. They are not even pale imitations of Maternus from the Dialogus, and they seem to have been neither great poets nor great political operators. Of course, Tacitus’ snapshots of these little-known poets may simply reflect reality.

10, along with his rumored intervention in world history in wartime intelligence, to recover an Ahlian tendency of interpretation, which I call that of the partisan of the truth. This tendency does not entail believing in any assortment of particular truths, which constitute ‘the truth’ – that, for example, Horace really was aware of the conspiracy of Murena, that he wrote as he did when Maecenas fell from favor, etc. ”²² From the critic’s fidelity to an event (again, e. , the ‘Roman Revolution’), there arises a dimension of history that grounds his or her access to the reality behind the mask.

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