Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic

Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic

$100.99 (C)

  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854610

$ 100.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • How the Romans came to have a literature reflecting native and foreign impulses, and how it formed a legacy for subsequent generations have become central questions in the cultural history of the Republic. This book explores the development of Roman literary sensibility from early interest in epic and drama, through invention of satire and eventual enshrining of books in public collections important to Horace and Ovid. The "early" literature is seen to be a product less of the mid-Republic, when poetic texts began to circulate, than of the late Republic, when they were systematically collected and canonized.

    • Combines traditional philological arguments with the insights of modern critical theory
    • Covers a broad range of texts, prose as well as poetry
    • Contextualizes literary study by relating texts to significant aspects of Roman social practice
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    “This is a fresh, original reading by a refined connoisseur of Roman literature.”

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854610
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.483kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Muse arrives
    2. Becoming literature
    3. Comedy at work
    4. Dido's furies
    5. Enter satire
    6. Roman helicon.

  • Author

    Sander M. Goldberg, University of California, Los Angeles

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.