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"Imaginary Geography" in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum
Caesar"s "imaginary geography" of Germania as an infinite extension without any patterns but simply endless forests contrasts with his presentation of Gallia as an overviewed space. Within theseExpand
The Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar
Well-known as a brilliant general and politician, Julius Caesar also played a fundamental role in the formation of the Latin literary language and remains a central figure in the history of LatinExpand
Time and narrative in ancient historiography : the 'plupast' from Herodotus to Appian
1. The historian's plupast: introductory remarks on its forms and functions Jonas Grethlein and Christopher B. Krebs 2. Speaker's past and plupast: Herodotus in the light of elegy and lyric DeborahExpand
Magni Viri: Caesar, Alexander, and Pompey in Cat. 11
Abstract In the first half of Cat. 11 readers are indeed, as has been suggested, invited to recall Alexander the Great and his campaigns in the Far East upon reading monimenta magni, but also Rome′sExpand
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  • The Classical Quarterly
  • 8 November 2013
In February 54 b.c. Cicero concludes a missive to his brother with a passing and – for us – tantalizing remark: Lucreti poemata ut scribis ita sunt, multis luminibus ingeni, multae tamen artis. sedExpand
The Imagery of "The Way" in the Proem to Sallust's Bellum Catilinae (1-4)
In his proem to the Bellum Catilinae, Sallust elaborates the metaphorical theme of "the way," which is further supported by words that allow for the association of the same image. It is easilyExpand
The Buried Tradition of Programmatic Titulature among Republican Historians: Polybius’ Πραγματεία, Asellio’s Res Gestae, and Sisenna’s Redefinition of Historiae
In entitling his historical work res gestae (not historiae), Sempronius Asellio advertises his adaptation of the Polybian model, which is more comprehensive than has been acknowledged. Asellio thusExpand
The World's Measure: Caesar's Geographies of Gallia and Britannia in their Contexts and as Evidence of his World Map
Abstract:Caesar's geographies of Gallia and Britannia as set out in the Bellum Gallicum differ in kind, the former being "descriptive" and much indebted to the techniques of Roman land surveying, theExpand
A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich
The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it, and the Nazis pilfered an Italian noble's villa to get it: the Germania, by the Roman historian Tacitus, took on a life of its own as both an object and anExpand