This highly accessible, user-friendly work provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry.
Readers are constantly encouraged to think for themselves about how and why we study the texts in question. They are stimulated and inspired to do their own further reading through engagement with a wide selection of translated extracts, and with a useful exploration of the different ways in which they can be approached. Central throughout is the theme of the fundamental connections between Latin literature and issues of elite Roman culture.
The versatile structure of the book makes it suitable both for individual and class use.
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Review: Latin LiteratureUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Sussana Braund sets out clearly and with a refreshing lack of scholarly obfuscation a range of critical responses, both traditional and contemporary, to canonical and non-canonical texts. Declaring ... Read full review
Virgil and the meaning of the Aeneid
Role models for Roman women and men in Livy
What is Latin literature?
What does studying Latin literature involve?
Making Roman identity multiculturalism militarism and masculinity
Performance and spectacle life and death
Intersections of power praise politics and patrons
Annihilation and abjection living death and living slavery
Overcoming an inferiority complex the relationship with Greek literature
Building Rome and building Roman literature
Extract from Darkness Visible
Whos afraid of literary theory?
Authors and texts