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    DescriptionThe essays in Fighting for Rome confront the traumatic disjunction between the militarist culture of classical Rome, with its heavy investment in valour, conquest and triumph, and the domination of its history by civil war, where Roman soldiers killed so many Romans for control of Rome. The essays gathered and rewritten here range across the literary forms (history, satire, lyric and epic) and work closely with the ancient texts (Appian and Julius Caesar; Horace; Lucan and Statius; Tacitus and Livy). Close reading and powerful translation communicate the ancient writers' efforts to grasp and respond to the Roman civil wars, and to their product, Roman terror under the Caesars. The book aims to bring to life strong reactions to a world order run by civil war.

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    Fighting for Rome
    Poets and Caesars, History and Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Henderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521580267
    ISBN 10: 0521580269

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    DC21: 937.06
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    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    B&T Approval Code: A23303000, A24202500
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    LC classification: PA6019 .H46 1998
    DC22: 870.9/358
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 April 1998
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    Review quote
    "...the patient reader (even if his or her patience is often tried) will find consistent nuggets of gold. It's what makes Henderson worth reading: it's part of his (c)harm." Classical World
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Part I. Histories of the Civil Wars: 1. Three men in a vote: proscription (Appian, Civil wars 4.1-6); 2. XPDNC: writing Caesar (On the civil war); Part II. Horace: 3. On getting rid of kings: Horace, Satires 1.7; 4. Polishing off the politics: Horace's Ode to Pollio (Odes 2.1); Part III. Epic: 5. Lucan: the word at war; 6. Statius' Thebaid: form (p)remade; Part IV. Histories of Rome: 7. Tacitus: the world in pieces; 8. Livy and the invention of history; Date chart; Bibliography; Indexes.