Robson Classical Lectures

This series presents essays with a broad appeal to those who are interested in ancient Greece and Rome and in the culture of classical antiquity.


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Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
By Clifford Ando

Lucid, insightful, and innovative, the essays in Roman Social Imaginaries constitute some of today’s most original thinking about the power of language in the ancient world.

Published Apr 2015
Bringing in the Sheaves: Economy and Metaphor in the Roman World
Bringing in the Sheaves: Economy and Metaphor in the Roman World
By Brent D. Shaw

The work features an edition of the reaper inscription, and a commentary on it. It is also lavishly illustrated to demonstrate the important iconic and pictorial dimensions of the story.

Published Apr 2015
The Criticism of Didactic Poetry: Essays on Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid
The Criticism of Didactic Poetry: Essays on Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid
By Alexander Dalzell

Dalzell presents three of the major didactic poems in the classical canon, the De rerum natura of Lucretius, the Georgics of Virgil, and the Ars amatoria of Ovid, and considers what tools are available for their understanding.

Published Nov 2011
Latin Poets and Italian Gods
Latin Poets and Italian Gods
Elaine Fantham

Latin Poets and Italian Gods reconstructs the response of Roman poets in the late republic and Augustan age to the rural cults of central Italy.

Published Dec 2009
The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature
The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature
By David Konstan

He illustrates how the Greeks' conception of emotions has something to tell us about our own views, whether about the nature of particular emotions or of the category of emotion itself.

Published Apr 2006
Classical Tradition in Operation
Classical Tradition in Operation
By Niall Rudd

In his preface Rudd writes: 'Everyone knows of the Classical Tradition - comprehending it is another matter.' This book brings it closer to our understanding.

Published Aug 1994