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Author: Michelle Currie

rational reason. In fact, Drusus himself was the only impediment to living a better life through proper employment of otium . His act may instead have been inspired by the peculiar mix of the desire for and dread of death that comes from a life of unfulfillment. Therefore, from a Stoic standpoint Drusus

In: Mnemosyne

acts that allow the biographer to add a further layer of religious inappropriateness to his treatment of the emperor while also prompting broader questions about the nature of sacrifice in the Roman world. Discussions of sacrifice in the Life of Caligula have largely centered around the emperor

In: Mnemosyne

1 Introduction Of the many portents presaging the death of Alexander, the strangest one is that of a stillborn child with living animals for his lower body. The story goes that the unfortunate mother brought this freak of nature to the king and his Babylonian interpreters, who decided to

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Dunstan Lowe

Aeneid are already ambivalent, operating in the text both with a capital and a minuscule letter and carry- ing the potential for allegorical interpretation even when physically described, or speaking, or motivating the plot. Allecto and her Ovidian successor, Tisiphone, are the models for the major

In: Mnemosyne
Author: David Fearn

’s life with a favourite girl. Such were the delights which they shared – the wearing of flowers as garlands or necklaces, the use of rich scent, visits to shrines and temples, no doubt because ceremonies were held in them. That this life was entirely satisfying and happy seems clear enough. Even in 21

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry

person living it. 22) In the ‘Myth of Er’, Plato provides a philosophical representation, in narrative form, of the transmigration of the souls. All souls, it would seem, are continually recycled; and all souls experience some sort of moral reward or recompense between each life. 23) If we consider

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Haegemans

economic situation would remain as hard as it is. The basic elements (distrust, hardship) are present. Moreover Knemon seems to have started life as a philanthropist. He now represents the last level of the three: a lack of friendliness, or misanthropy. His disillusion turned him into a misanthrope. While

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Karakasis

though there is a law, this law can easily be violated in life, and it is life which is depicted in the comedies of Plautus. The low price that Callicles gave to Lesbonicus could have two di V erent aims. Firstly in this way a charge against Callicles made by Megaronides is alleviated. The charge was

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Lindsay Watson

made that life’s unfortunates must wander destitute, ‘despised by men and gods alike’. Some time later Tyrtaeus poignantly summed up the contempt in which beggars, whose ranks Vacerra has just 1) If, in what follows, I occasionally talk of Vacerra as though he were a real individual, this is not to be

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Griffiths

representative of the strug- gle between life and death for, as Kirk has discussed, the struggle with Geryon may be primarily a fertility issue, and the capture of Kerberos may be an example of civilised negotiation, in that Herakles does return Kerberos. 29 ) However, in this play questions of mortal- ity

In: Mnemosyne