Literatures of the Roman Empire
Members of the centre work on the literatures and cultural history of the Roman Empire from the late Hellenistic period right through to late antiquity. All of the projects within the Centre are tied together by attention to a single overarching question: how were established literary forms reconfigured in response to the political and cultural changes that followed the first sustained contact between Greece and Rome in the second century BC, and especially the new monarchical and imperial order inaugurated by Augustus?
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(Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017-05-29) - Book item
(2017-08) - Journal article
(2018) - Journal articleThis article seeks to jumpstart the politico-historicist scholarship on Virgil's Georgics in the direction of Marxist criticism. I argue that the Georgics should be understood less as a battle site for intra-elite power ...
(2018-05-21) - Journal articleThis article scrutinises one of the most challenging and provocative theses of Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy, that only as an aesthetic phenomenon can existence and the world be (or appear to be) ‘justified’. The thesis, ...
(2017) - Journal articleOvid’s version of Ceres’ travels in search for her daughter Proserpina in Fasti 4 reflects contemporary geographical views. We note an expansion of horizons that has already happened in Callimachus Hymn 6 compared to the ...