Exploring the classical world introduces texts by Homer, Horace, Juvenal and others, placing them in their social and political context and assessing their value as historical sources. Readings in the original Latin or Greek and in translation illustrate the metric structures used and the challenges of effectively recreating these works in modern English. The material is drawn from The Open University course A219 Exploring the classical world
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Catullus - political worlds
The role of Catullus and his poetry in political and personal rivalries in the late Roman Republic.
26 Jul 2009