The Cambridge companion to the age of Nero / edited by Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago, Illinois, Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University, Connecticut, Cedric Littlewood, University of Victoria, British Columbia
- Cambridge companions to the ancient world
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Nero's World -- 1.Nero the Performer / Matthew Leigh -- 2.Nero and the Senate / Josiah Osgood -- 3.Nero's Imperial Administration / Carlos F. Norena -- 4.Nero's Women / Anthony A. Barrett -- pt. II Neronian Literature -- 5.Post-Augustan Revisionism / Cedric Littlewood -- 6.Lucan's Civil War in Nero's Rome / Gareth Williams -- 7.Petronius, Realism, Nero / Kirk Freudenburg -- 8."Ain't Sayin'": Persius in Neroland / Daniel Hooley -- pt. III Neronian Seneca -- 9.Senecan Drama and the Age of Nero / Chiara Torre -- 10.Philosophers and the State under Nero / Shadi Bartsch -- 11.Seneca and the Quest for Glory in Nero's Golden Age / Catharine Edwards -- pt. IV Nero's Monumental Rome -- 12.Art and the Decadent City / Caroline Vout -- 13.Staging Nero: Public Imagery and the Domus Aurea / Eugenio La Rocca -- 14.Burning Rome, Burning Christians / John Pollini -- 15.Nero's Memory in Flavian Rome / Eric Varner -- pt. V The Neros of Reception -- 16.Nero: The Making of the Historical Narrative / Donatien Grau -- 17.Saint Paul and the Christian Communities of Nero's Rome / J. Albert Harrill -- 18.The Image of Nero in Renaissance Political Thought / Peter Stacey -- 19.Resurgences of Nero in the Enlightenment / Elena Russo -- 20.Nero in Hollywood / Martin M. Winkler -- pt. VI After the Last Laugh -- 21.The Neronian "Symptom" / Erik Gunderson.
- The age of Nero has appealed to the popular imagination more than any other period of Roman history. This volume provides a lively and accessible guide to the various representations and interpretations of the Emperor Nero as well as to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of his eventful reign. The major achievements of the period in the fields of literature, governance, architecture and art are freshly described and analysed, and special attention is paid to the reception of Nero in the Roman and Christian eras of the first centuries AD and beyond. Written by an international team of leading experts, the chapters provide students and non-specialists with clear and comprehensive accounts of the most important trends in the study of Neronian Rome. They also offer numerous original insights into the period, and open new areas of study for scholars to pursue.
- 9781107052208 hardback
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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