Originally published in 1901, this book examines life in the Roman Empire in the late fourth century through 'the writings of a series of typical men' from the period, focusing on literature rather than scientific writings.
Author: T. R. Glover
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 1901, this book examines life in the Roman Empire in the late fourth century through 'the writings of a series of typical men' from the period, focusing on literature rather than scientific writings. Glover analyses the works of Ammianus Marcellinus, Julian, Quintus of Smyrna, Ausonius, Symmachus, Macrobius, Claudian, Prudentius, Sulpicius Severus, Palladas, Synesius and the Confessions of St Augustine. A review of the work of women pilgrims and some Greek and early Christian novels is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in this often-overlooked period of literary history or in the history of the Late Roman Empire more generally.
Goggin , T. The Life and Times of St. Gregory of Nyssa as Reflected in the Letters
and the Contra Eunomium . ... Glover , T. R. Life and Letters in the Fourth Century
. 1901. Reprint , New York : G. E. Stechert and Co. , 1924 . Hadas , Moses .
Author: Matthew B. Schwartz
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this selection of letters, notable Romans write about themselves and their times, as well as about personal and public matters. Seneca provides indignant remarks about the behavior of women in Nero's Rome. From his monastic cell in Bethlehem, St. Jerome berates St. Augustine for gossip he may have spread. Some letters give a different perspective to history, while other talk of harvests, marriages, and day-to-day events. For historical continuity, Hooper and Schwartz include a running commentary and brief biographical sketches on the writers.
... (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989). Gibbon, E, History of the
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Liverpool, 1861, 4 vols). Glover, Life and
Letters in the Fourth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901): ...
Author: Ian Hughes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The latest of Ian Hughes' Late Roman biographies here tackles the careers of the brother emperors, Valentinian and Valens. Valentian was selected and proclaimed as emperor in AD 364, when the Empire was still reeling from the disastrous defeat and death in battle of Julian the Apostate (363) and the short reign of his murdered successor, Jovian (364). With the Empire weakened and vulnerable to a victorious Persia in the East and opportunistic Germanic tribes along the Rhine and Danube frontiers, not to mention usurpers and rebellions within, it was not an enviable position. Valentian decided the responsibility had to be divided (not for the first or last time) and appointed his brother as his co-emperor to rule the eastern half of the Empire. Valentinian went on to stabilize the Western Empire, quelling revolt in North Africa, defeating the 'Barbarian Conspiracy' that attacked Britain in 367 and conducting successful wars against the Germanic Alemanni, Quadi and Saxons; he is remembered by History as a strong and successful Emperor. Valens on the other hand, fare less well and is most remembered for his (mis)treatment of the Goths who sought refuge within the Empire's borders from the westward-moving Huns. Valens mishandling of this situation led to the Battle of Adrianople in 378, where he was killed and Rome suffered one of the worst defeats in her long history, often seen as the 'beginning of the end' for the Western Roman empire. Ian Hughes, by tracing the careers of both men in tandem, compares their achievements and analyzes the extent to which they deserve the contrasting reputations handed down by history.
Five Centuries of Latin Hexameter Poetry : Silver Age and Late Empire ” (
appendix on repetition in Quintus ) , TAPHA 98 ( 1967 ) 77-150 . Elderkin , G.W.
... Glover , T.R. , Life and Letters in the Fourth Century , Cambridge 1901 .
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Author: Alan (Alan W.) James
The Posthomerica of Quintus of Smyrna is the only surviving Greek epic that gives a full narrative of the Trojan War between the Iliad and the Odyssey. Book V covers the contest between Ajax and Odysseus over the armour of Achilles, leading to Ajax' madness, suicide and funeral. The work's major areas of interest are: influence of the Homeric epics, Quintus' use of later sources, the Trojan War in Greek and Latin literature, and Greek cultural history under the Roman Empire.
Publications : G.C.M.G. , R.N .; d . of late J. W. Butler - Scott , Life and Letters in
the Fourth Century , 1901 ; Annegrove Abbey , and Elizabeth Rosetta , d . Studies
in Virgil , 1904 ; second edition entitled of late John Bolton - Massy of Ballywire ...
Author: Henry Robert Addison
An annual biographical dictionary, with which is incorporated "Men and women of the time."
Libanius , leading man of letters in the fourth century , needed an interpreter for a
Latin letter . ... Rome and dealt with Roman themes — to prove Gibbon wrong (
T. R. Glover , Life and Letters in the Fourth Century , 1901 , footnotes to pp .
Author: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."