Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to the Neronian Age

Editor/Author Buckley, Emma and Dinter, Martin
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $213.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4443-3272-8
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 37
Book Status: Available
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An authoritative overview and helpful resource for students and scholars of Roman history and Latin literature during the reign of Nero.The first book of its kind to treat this era, which has gained in popularity in recent years. Makes much important research available in English for the first time. Features a balance of new research with established critical lines. Offers an unusual breadth and range of material, including substantial treatments of politics, administration, the imperial court, art, archaeology, literature and reception studies. Includes a mix of established scholars and groundbreaking new voices.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Neronian (Literary) “Renaissance” - Martin T. Dinter
  • PART I Nero
  • 1 The Performing Prince - Elaine Fantham
  • 2 Biographies of Nero - Donna W. Hurley
  • 3 Nero the Imperial Misfit: Philhellenism in a Rich Man’s World - Sigrid Mratschek
  • PART II The Empire
  • 4 The Empire in the Age of Nero - Myles Lavan
  • 5 Apollo in Arms: Nero at the Frontier - David Braund
  • 6 Domus Neroniana: The Imperial Household in the Age of Nero - Michael J. Mordine
  • 7 Religion - Darja Šterbenc Erker
  • 8 Neronian Philosophy - Jenny Bryan
  • PART III Literature, Art, and Architecture
  • 9 Seneca, Apocolocyntosis - Christopher L. Whitton
  • 10 The Carmina Einsidlensia and Calpurnius Siculus’ Eclogues - John Henderson
  • 11 Seneca’s Philosophical Writings: Naturales Quaestiones, Dialogi, Epistulae Morales - Jonathan Mannering
  • 12 Senecan Tragedy - Emma Buckley
  • 13 Lucan’s Bellum Civile - Philip Hardie
  • 14 Petronius’ Satyrica - Tom Murgatroyd
  • 15 Persius - Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols
  • 16 Columella, De Re Rustica - Christiane Reitz
  • 17 Literature of the World: Seneca’s Natural Questions and Pliny’s Natural History - Aude Doody
  • 18 Greek Literature Under Nero - Dirk Uwe Hansen
  • 19 Buildings of an Emperor – How Nero Transformed Rome - Heinz-Jürgen Beste; Henner von Hesberg
  • 20 Portraits of an Emperor – Nero, the Sun, and Roman Otium - Marianne Bergmann
  • 21 Neronian Wall-Painting. A Matter of Perspective - Katharina Lorenz
  • PART IV Reception
  • 22 Nero in Jewish and Christian Tradition from the First Century to the Reformation - Harry O. Maier
  • 23 Haec Monstra Edidit. Translating Lucan in the Early Seventeenth Century - Yanick Maes
  • 24 Haunted by Horror: The Ghost of Seneca in Renaissance Drama - Susanna Braund
  • 25 “Fantasies so Varied and Bizarre”: The Domus Aurea, the Renaissance, and the “Grotesque” - Michael Squire
  • Epilogue
  • 26 Nachwort: Nero from Zero to Hero - Miriam Griffin