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chap_4_part_2 - understanding the natural state of things,...

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-The Romans put most of their energy into political and military affairs, but LITERARY DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE REPUBLIC
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Two comic playwrights: Plautus and Terence are the first Roman writers whose works have survived in quantity. --Their plays were adaptations of Greek comedies -Catullus- one of the best loved Roman authors --He wrote about personal experiences. For examples, his love affair with a woman he calls Lesbia. --Among his works are twenty-five short poems describing the course of that relationship. -Julius Caesar wrote the history of his military campaigns in "Commentaries" LITERARY DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE REPUBLIC, Cont.
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-The Romans didn't do much in producing original philosophical writing. -Epicureanism --Never really gained many followers, despite efforts from pet Lucretious, who wrote "On the Nature of Things" --Epicurus, the founder, believed the goal and principle of human actions is pleasure. -Stoicism- emphasized reason as a means of
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Unformatted text preview: understanding the natural state of things, or logos, and as a means of freeing oneself from emotional distress -Code of Civil Law: Ius Civile- common laws that applied ROMAN PHILOSOPHY AND LAW -Art became more realistic: lines at the corners of the eyes and mouth, the hollows in the cheeks, and the set of the lips were used to express both outer appearance and inner character. -Sanctuary constructed by Sulla at Preaneste has symmetry and grandeur that we associate with later Roman imperial architecture. REPUBLICAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE -Vergil- wrote the "Aeneid", one of the great poems of the world, which was not completed at the poet's death. -Vergil also wrote "Eclogues" (sometimes called the "Bucoclics". -He also wrote the "Georgics" which clearly matched Augustus's plans for an agricultural revival. _Aeneid is divided into twelve book and is about a Trojan prince, Aeneas. AUGUSTAN LITERATURE: VERGIL...
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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