Horace is a central author in Latin literature, and his work spans a wide range of genres and themes.. Contributors to this volume present an assessment of the poet, his work, its themes and its reception.
Features a collection of commissioned interpretive essays by leading scholars covering Horace's entire range of works. See in particular "Horace's Friendship : Adaptation of a Circular Argument" by William Anderson.
Provides overview chapters for each of the fields embraced by classical studies, including philology, art and religion. Many sections represent the sort of guidance one might expect from a thesis advisor, with helpful summaries such as "How Laws Were Made in Ancient Rome."
Updated and translated version of the standard encyclopedia for Antiquity, Paulys Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft. Articles are extensive and often address the topic in general before analyzing the issues in Greece and in Rome specifically. Bibliographies list books, essays, and journal articles for further reading.
There are also additional series published with the encyclopedia, including a five-volume set on the classical tradition and an ongoing series of supplements:
1) Chronologies of the Ancient World
2) Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
3) Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
4) Reception of Myth and Mythology
5) Reception of Classical Literature
6) History of Classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary
7) Figures of Antiquity and Their Reception in Art, Literature and Music
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An authoritative and comprehensive history of Latin literature from the early republic through the late empire. Treats cultural history and reception in addition to the lives and works of authors, development of genres, and sources.
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
by Sander Goldberg
In print since 1949, the Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD) has grown from almost 1,600 to 6,500 entries on a wide range of topics, and has been an unrivaled single-source reference for the study of the Greco-Roman world. With its accessible, concise entries, the OCD has long-served as a student’s introduction to richer study, as well as a trusted guide for scholars seeking a ready reference.
This new encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of the literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion of the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. Essay-length articles include linked references to related entries as well as select list of titles for further reading.