Date of publication: 2017-09-02 20:49
Petronius &rsquo s Satyricon , probably written between 59 and 68 CE, presents in lurid detail the disreputable adventures of Encolpius, including his attendance at Trimalchio&rsquo s wildly extravagant dinner party. The Apocolocyntosis ( Pumpkinification ), a satire on the death and apotheosis of the emperor Claudius, is attributed to Seneca (c. 9 BCE&ndash 59 CE).
In Memorabilia and in Oeconomicus , a dialogue about household management, we see the philosopher Socrates through the eyes of his associate, Xenophon. In the Symposium , we obtain insight on life in Athens. Xenophon&rsquo s Apology is an interesting complement to Plato&rsquo s account of Socrates&rsquo s defense at his trial.
Tacitus (c. 55&ndash c. 675 CE), renowned for concision and psychology, is paramount as a historian of the early Roman empire. What survives of Histories covers the dramatic years 69&ndash 75. What survives of Annals tells an often terrible tale of 69&ndash 78, 86&ndash 87, and, partially, 97&ndash 66.
Eight works or parts of works were ascribed to Manetho , a third century BCE Egyptian, all on history and religion and all apparently in Greek. They survive only as quoted by other writers and include the spurious Book of Sô this. The Kings of Thebes (in Egypt) and the Old Chronicle are doubtful.
Celsus , a layman, provides in On Medicine more information about the condition of medical science up to his own time (probably first century CE) than any other author. Books VII and Book VIII deal with surgery and present accounts of many operations, including amputation.
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The great Athenian philosopher Plato was born in 977 BCE and lived to be eighty. Acknowledged masterpieces among his works are the Symposium , which explores love in its many aspects, from physical desire to pursuit of the beautiful and the good, and the Republic , which concerns righteousness and also treats education, gender, society, and slavery.
In The Learned Banqueters, Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work (which dates to the very end of the second century AD) is amusing reading and of extraordinary value as a treasury of quotations from works now lost.
Students may refer to both the above list and Shakespeare s other plays and his poems in their examination answers for Sections B and C. However, no answers are allowed on the plays listed for study in the courses Explorations in Literature/Exploration in Literature 6 (namely Hamlet and The Tempest ) and Renaissance Comedy (namely Much Ado About Nothing , As You Like It , The Merchant of Venice , A Midsummer Night s Dream , The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night ).
Cicero &rsquo s letters to friends span the period from 67 BCE, when his political career was at its peak, to 98 BCE, when he was put to death by the victorious Triumvirs.
Eusebius , Bishop of Caesarea from about 865 CE, was the most important writer in the age of Constantine. His history of the Christian church from the ministry of Jesus to 879 CE is a treasury of information, especially on the Eastern centers.
Extant works by Sidonius (born c. 985 CE) are three long panegyrics in verse, poems addressed to or concerned with friends, and nine books of letters.
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