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Early Principate

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ISBN-10: 0521273722

ISBN-13: 9780521273725

Edition: 1983

Authors: E. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen, P. E. Easterling, Bernard Knox, P. E. Easterling

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'Perfection is finality; finality is death'. The poets and prose writers of the first and early second centuries AD were not deterred by the towering stature of their Augustan predecessors from attempting new and often brilliant variations on the now traditional themes and genres. The so-called 'Silver' Age of Latin literature has tended to be characterized in terms of dismissive or question- begging stereotypes - 'decadent', 'rhetorical', 'baroque', 'mannerist' - as a substitute for close critical argument. From the sympathetic but searching appraisals in this volume the best writers of the age - Lucan, Seneca, Statius, Juvenal, Tacitus - emerge as men having something important to say and…    
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List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Bernard Knox was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on November 24, 1914. After studying classics at St. John's College, Cambridge, he fought with the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, he married Betty Baur and began teaching Latin at a private school in Greenwich, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the United States Army where he parachuted into France to work with the resistance and went on to join the partisans in Italy. He received a Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre for his service. He received a doctorate from Yale University in 1948. He also taught at Yale University, becoming a full professor in 1959, and became the founding director of Harvard's…    

Challenge and response
Persius Niall Rudd
The Younger Seneca
Lucan
Flavian epic D. W. T. C. Vessey
Martial
Minor poetry
Prose satire
History and biography
Technical writing
Rhetoric and scholarship
Abbreviations
Index