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Classical Latin Literature

This is a tremendously broad topic, but perhaps with the linguistic liberty of this forum - in terms of its ability to branch out using translations - it would be rather interesting to discuss a little certain works from differing genres. I'm always on the look-out for various translations on different writers, but it's been some time since I've had the time to sit down with the classics (ordinarily, I spend my time with much ...
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Post "Classical" Literature?

I've had to put "Classical" in quotation marks due to the oddly ephemeral nature of the term. Taken strictly everything before and after the Augustans in Latin is either pre/post classical. Likewise non Athenian Greek literature from when the Macedonians come south.

Yet Greek literature, great Greek literature, would be continuously produced under both the Macedonians and the Romans (under which labels I include the Byzantines, obviously) and Latin would later become a European lingua ...
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the Hellenistic Scientific Revolution?

I recently read Lucio Rosso's The Forgotten Revolution, How Science was Born in 300BC and Why it had to be Reborn

His essential thesis is that the during the Hellenistic Era a modern view of science emerged. He very effective, for instance, demolishes the generalization that all Ancient scientists had no interest in practical applications.

I found his thesis very convincing. A lot of his evidence is however indirect - much of the writing has ...
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As requested by Textkitters, we are launching a new board which is broadly titled, "Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans' Thank you to Scribo for agreeing to moderate.

You might notice that this board does not yet have a description. I think it's up to Scribo and the group to define the limits (if at all) of what will be discussed here to their liking. Right out of the gates I'm assuming discussions ...
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