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By H. J. Rose, E. Courtney

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A guide of Latin Literature (reprint of the 1954 version) is a concise, but finished survey of Latin literature that offers short biographical information regarding historical authors from the earliest to the Christian and pagan writers, analyses of the main famous works, and the ancient and cultural context. It additionally areas the works along their contemporaries, premiums their relative significance of their personal instances and later sessions, and explores their effect on next literatures and Western Civilization. each one recognized paintings is mentioned and analyzed by way of content material, chronology, style, importance, which means, genetic dating to different works, and old and sleek scholarship.

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46 For this the street women (volgares paellae) are to honour Venus, who is well disposed to the earnings of licensed ladies (professarum quaestibus). There was only one 'profession' for women in those days: 'profited' means to declare yourself on a public list, and the only public list for women was the aedile's register of public prostitutes. According to the reformed poet of love, 23 April is the day when these loose-living ladies offer incense and garlands of myrtle and mint and roses, and pray for beauty and popular favour and seductive gesture and language.

See below for the legendary dedication by women of the temple of Fortuna Publica in the 5th cent. 32 ELAINE FANTHAM from the theatre, and praying for long years as they drink abundantly (3. 523-40). All this sounds more like a party than a cult act, but the poet adds that he should explain (3. 675-6): 'cur cantent... obscena puellae ... | . . certaque probra' ('why girls sing dirty songs and traditional abuse'). This is his pretext to tell a comic tale about old Anna's deception and frustration of the lecherous Mars, but there is surely something more specific here than the general partying; there must have been some kind of fescennine song, mocking men and wishing or forecasting the frustration of misplaced lust.

Ovid is certainly no stranger to the idea that the great subject of the Aeneid, the topic that makes Aeneid 7-12 so special, is the underlying idea of civil war. In his short summary of the plot of Aeneid 7—12 in the Metamorphoses, he offers a pre-Lucanian 'worst-case scenario of the Aeneid and of the Roman history that it seeks symbolically to represent' (14. 568-72):"* . . habetque deos pars utraque, quodque deorum est instar, habent anitnos: nee jam dotalia regna, nee sceptrum soceri, nee te, Lavinia virgo, sed vicisse petunt, deponendique pudore bella gerunt...

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