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careers, poetic, Latin  

Joseph Farrell

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Jun 2017
The idea that a writer’s works form the record of a clearly defined career is a familiar but relatively understudied aspect of ancient literary history. In Greek literature, relevant motifs appear ... More

revision in Greek and Latin literature  

Sean Alexander Gurd

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Mar 2017
Revision happens when a text is changed. Its most common name in Greek was διόρθωσις; in Latin, emendatio. It was practised by writers of all styles and levels of ability, working alone ... More

Latin literature, popular  

Luca Graverini

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Mar 2017
Any attempt at defining popular literature with some precision is fraught with difficulties. A flexible and pragmatic approach is the most rewarding, since it allows one to look at the ... More

folktale  

William Hansen

Folktales are traditional fictional stories. Unlike works of original literary fiction, they are normally anonymous narratives that have been transmitted from one teller to another over an ... More

plagiarism in Latin literature  

Scott McGill

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Jul 2016
The act of taking another’s written or spoken material and passing it off as one’s own in order to receive credit for having produced it. While Cicero has M. Pupius Piso accuse the Stoics ... More

the self in Latin literature  

Thomas Habinek

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Jun 2016
Although the Latin language has no single term equivalent to the English expression “the self,” Latin literature has been understood by scholars to rely upon and engage with various ... More

Vulgate  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Latin version of the Bible. The first Latin translations of Scripture (Vetus Latina, Old Latin) began to appear in the 2nd cent. ce. By the late 4th cent., the situation was chaotic: some ... More

Volcacius Sedigitus  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Early 1st cent. bce, author of a work De poetis (‘On Poets’) in iambic senarii, of which the largest surviving fragment (quoted by Gell. NA 15. 24) ranks ten authors of fabulae palliatae in order of ... More

Volcacius Moschus  

Christian James Fordyce and M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Declaimer from *Pergamum and pupil of *Apollodorus (5). L. *Annaeus Seneca(1), who criticizes him for excessive use of figures (Controv.10 pref. 10), records (ibid. 2. 5. 13) that, after being ... More

Vitorius Marcellus, Marcus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Marcus Vitorius Marcellus, *suffect consul 105 ce, from Teate Marrucinorum (mod. Chieti), dedicatee both of *Quintilian'sInstitutio (intended as a manual for his son Geta and a son of Quintilian's ... More

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