Problems and Audience in Cato’s Origines

@inproceedings{Jefferson2012ProblemsAA,
  title={Problems and Audience in Cato’s Origines},
  author={Eleanor Jefferson},
  year={2012}
}
The development of Latin literature in the Middle Republic is one of the most enigmatic aspects of a period already remarkable for its fast pace of cultural change. Latin prose soon arrived with the works of Cato the Elder. This chapter addresses the cultural associations and implications of his work, the Origines . The Origines is unique not only as the first work of Latin historiography, but also in its inclusion of two books on Italian foundation stories. Cato's use of Latin to write history… CONTINUE READING

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