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Edwards, Catharine

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The twelve Caesars by Suetonius( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suetonius' graphic account of the death of Julius Caesar is only one of many extraordinary scenes in Lives of the Caesars, a series of twelve biographies of Roman emperors beginning with Julius Caesar and ending with Domitian. As a fund of fascinating often outrageous anecdotes, Suetonius' work is unrivalled: Caligula's plan to make his horse consul, Nero singing while Rome burns, tales of adultery, perversion, murder{u2014}every vice is exposed and recorded. Less celebrated but equally significant are the edifying descriptions of Augustus' splendid redevelopment of the city of Rome, and Titus' decision to put the state before his love for Berenice. Suetonius' accounts of the achievements and eccentricities of emperors, as well as being highly entertaining, give us valuable insights into the exercise of imperial power in ancient Rome." "This new translation sets the Lives in the literary and political contexts in which they were written." --
Rome the cosmopolis( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis. By coercion and seduction it attracted a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainment from all over the world. What impact did the possession of empire have on the city itself? How did its inhabitants, visitors and subjects comprehend its unique role? How did Rome stay Roman when it encompassed the world? This collection of essays seeks to explore key aspects of the relationship between Rome and its empire
The politics of immorality in ancient Rome by Catharine Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decadence and depravity of the ancient Romans are a commonplace of serious history, popular novels and spectacular films. This book is concerned not with the question of how immoral the ancient Romans were but why the literature they produced is so preoccupied with immorality. The modern image of immoral Rome derives from ancient accounts which are largely critical rather than celebratory. Upper-class Romans habitually accused one another of the most lurid sexual and sumptuary improprieties. Historians and moralists lamented the vices of their contemporaries and mourned for the virtues of a vanished age. Far from being empty commonplaces these assertions constituted a powerful discourse through which Romans negotiated conflicts and tensions in their social and political order. This study proceeds by a detailed examination of a wide range of ancient texts (all of which are translated) exploring the dynamics of their rhetoric, as well as the ends to which they were deployed. Roman moralising discourse, the author suggests, may be seen as especially concerned with the articulation of anxieties about gender, social status and political power. Individual chapters focus on adultery, effeminacy, the immorality of the Roman theatre, luxurious buildings and the dangers of pleasure. This book should appeal to students and scholars of classical literature and ancient history. It will also attract anthropologists and social and cultural historians
Writing Rome : textual approaches to the city by Catharine Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of Rome is built not only of bricks and marble but also of the words of its writers. For the ancient inhabitant or visitor, the buildings of Rome, the public spaces of the city, were crowded with meanings and associations. These meanings were generated partly through activities associated with particular places, but Rome also took on meanings from literature written about the city: stories of its foundation, praise of its splendid buildings, laments composed by those obliged to leave it. Ancient writers made use of the city to explore the complexities of Roman history, power and identity. This book aims to chart selected aspects of Rome's resonance in literature and the literary resonance of Rome. A wide range of texts are explored, from later periods as well as from antiquity, since, as the author hopes to show, Gibbon, Goethe, and others can be revealing guides for the literary topography of ancient Rome
Death in ancient Rome by Catharine Edwards( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the Romans, the manner of a person's death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps the great artist - and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world."--Jacket
Roman presences : receptions of Rome in European culture, 1789-1945 by Catharine Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores aspects of the reception of ancient Rome in a number of European countries from the late 18th century to the end of the Second World War. Rome has been made to stand for literary authority, republican heroism, imperial power and decline, the Catholic church, the pleasure of ruins. The studies offered here examine some of the sometimes strange and unexpected places where Roman presences have manifested themselves during this period. Scholars from several disciplines, including English literature and history of art, as well as classics, bring to bear a variety of approaches on a wide range of images and texts, from statues of Napoleon to Freud's analysis of dreams. Rome's seemingly boundless capacity for multiple, indeed conflicting, signification has made it an extraordinarily fertile paradigm for making sense of--and also for destabilising--history, politics, identity, memory and desire
Imagining Rome : British artists and Rome in the nineteenth century by M. J. H Liversidge( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empresses of ancient Rome by Catharine Edwards( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Catharine Edwards travels across what was the heart of the Roman Empire lifting the lid on hte women behind some of the most fearsome emperors of all time. These women were PR weapons and fashion role models, patrons and matchmakers, politicians and plotters. Everything from murderers to murder victims and from pagan goddesses to Christian saints."--Container
Lives of the Caesars by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suetonius : lives of the Caesars by Suetonius( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing Rome : formations of the city by Catharine Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translating empire? : Macaulay's Rome by Catharine Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient worlds collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Events of the past continue to inform and shape our world. Modern archaeology and new scholarship, combined with dramatic and realistic re-enactments deliver these four intriguing documentary series to entertain and inform us"--Collection box
Unspeakable profession : public performance and prostititucion in ancient Rome by Catharine Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roads to Rome by Catharine Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca: selected letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenographies of suicide : special feature( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transgression and control : studies in ancient Roman immorality by Catharine Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman romain : généalogie d'un genre français by Donatien Grau( )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis aims to address the emergence and the development in French literature of a whole new genre, from the beginning of the 19th until the end of the 20th century: the contemporaneous Roman-themed novel. Dealing not with the stability of the Ancient City, its ruins and its monuments, but with the shifting urban and human landscape of the time, it disrupts the tradition of the Grand Tour, which was implicitly based on the notion that no fiction could be invented in the eternal present of Rome, since the perception one could have there was so deeply rooted in the past. By using the novel, writers were simultaneously confronted to the modernity of the medium and to the urban and political modernisation of the city, while the sign of Rome - the myth of the Eternal City - was always present in their mind. Novels set in contemporaneous Rome provided their authors with the possibility to engage with the most crucial issues inherent to the aesthetics and ethics of fiction: the role of belief in modern cultures - in terms of religion and its counterpart, literary fiction; the role of the past in the construction of modernity; the importance of the present in the experience of the past; the meaning of the Ancients at the time of the Moderns. Analysing the forms of the French contemporaneous Roman-themed novel signifies even more than engaging with the portrait of a city: it is a study in the relevance of Western paradigms
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Rome the cosmopolisThe politics of immorality in ancient RomeWriting Rome : textual approaches to the cityDeath in ancient RomeRoman presences : receptions of Rome in European culture, 1789-1945Imagining Rome : British artists and Rome in the nineteenth centuryLives of the CaesarsWriting Rome : formations of the cityLives of the Caesars
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