Studies in Greek Culture and Roman Policy

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BRILL, 1990 - History - 209 pages
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This book is an examination of the impact of Greek learning, literature, and religion on central aspects of Roman life in the middle Republic. Acclaimed historian Erich S. Gruen discusses the introduction of and resistance to new cults, the relationship between Roman political figures and literary artists schooled in Greek, and the reaction to Hellenic philosophy and rhetoric by the Roman elite. This book contributes new and important information on the place of Greek culture in Roman public life.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Bacchanalian Affair
34
The Beginnings of Latin Literature
79
Plautus and the Public Stage
124
Philosophy Rhetoric and Roman Anxieties
158
Bibliography
193
Index
204
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Erich S. Gruen is Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley. His other books include The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome; Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition; Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans; and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity.