A Companion to the Neronian Age, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118316533
  • ISBN-13: 9781118316535
  • DDC: 937.07
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 502 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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A Companion to the Neronian Age is an up-to-date, interdisciplinary and comprehensive collection of essays on the literature, history, archaeology and the reception of this period. Offering a careful balance of scholarly overview and new research, this collection presents an in-depth focus on individual works of art and text, but also ranges across broader aspects of Neronian rule--home affairs and international relations; the imperial image from cameo to colossus--as well as fresh perspectives, with chapters on religion, philosophy and reception. Making important research available in English for the first time, the Companion will serve as an authoritative overview and helpful resource for all levels of students and scholars.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: The Neronian (Literary) “Renaissance”.
1: Nero.
2: The Performing Prince.
3: Biographies of Nero.
4: Nero the Imperial Misfit: Philhellenism in a Rich Man's World.
5: The Empire.
6: The Empire in the Age of Nero.
7: Apollo in Arms: Nero at the Frontier.
8: Domus Neroniana: The Imperial Household in the Age of Nero.
9: Religion.
10: Neronian Philosophy.
11: Literature, Art, and Architecture.
12: Seneca, Apocolocyntosis.
13: The Carmina Einsidlensia and Calpurnius Siculus' Eclogues.
14: Seneca's Philosophical Writings: Naturales Quaestiones, Dialogi, Epistulae Morales.
15: Senecan Tragedy.
16: Lucan's Bellum Civile.
17: Petronius' Satyrica.
18: Persius.
19: Columella, De Re Rustica.
20: Literature of the World: Seneca's Natural Questions and Pliny's Natural History.
21: Greek Literature Under Nero.
22: Buildings of an Emperor – How Nero Transformed Rome.
23: Portraits of an Emperor – Nero, the Sun, and Roman Otium.
24: Neronian Wall-Painting. A Matter of Perspective.
25: Reception.
26: Nero in Jewish and Christian Tradition from the First Century to the Reformation.
27: Haec Monstra Edidit. Translating Lucan in the Early Seventeenth Century.
28: Haunted by Horror: The Ghost of Seneca in Renaissance Drama.
29: “Fantasies so Varied and Bizarre”: The Domus Aurea, the Renaissance, and the “Grotesque”.
30: Epilogue.
31: Nachwort: Nero from Zero to Hero.
Other Backmatter.