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Manilius – Three Caesars in one Text?

Portrait of Tiberius MANILIUS – Three Caesars in one Text?(i) By Darrell Sutton Imperial titles in the ancient Roman Republic had diverse origins. They appeared on coins and in the prose and poetry of Latin writers. Caesar, at first a … Continue reading

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No Secular Heavens Here

No Secular Heavens Here Manilius’ Astronomica and the Poetics of 4. 1-11, by Darrell Sutton Lucretius (99BC-55BC) penned an atheistic poem entitled De Rerum Natura (DRN). Its Latin text contains poetry of a high order. In the world of DRN, … Continue reading

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