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This booklet considers the connection among the "Fasti", Ovid's lengthy poem at the Roman calendar, and the calendar itself, conceived of as consisting either within the rites and commemorations it organizes and in its photograph illustration. The Fasti treats the calendar, lately revised by means of Caesar and Augustus, as its most vital cultural version and as a quasi-literary 'intertext': the poem at the same time reshapes and is itself formed by way of the calendar. The learn contains chapters on booklet four and the rites of April, at the addition of Julio-Claudian vacation trips to the calendar, and at the ultimate books of the poem as formed by way of the renaming of the months Quintilis and Sextilis for Julius Caesar and Augustus.

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395–416. 2). ’ Just as historical prose arose at Rome when it became necessary to define the young city within the Greek mainstream of historical thought and later as culturally comparable or even superior to its newly conquered Greek subject cities,43 antiquarianism arose as a response to a crisis in the identity of the state. We can see hints at contemporary awareness of the political significance of these projects. e. was dedicated to Caesar in his role as pontifex maximus (Lact. Inst. 7; Aug.

A. Dorey (New York: Basic Books, 1966), 2–11; B. Frier, Libri Annales Pontificum Maximorum: The Origins of the Annalistic Tradition (Rome: American Academy in Rome, 1979), 201–14, 280–84; A. S. Gratwick, “Prose Literature,” in CHCL, vol. 2 (1982), 138–54, esp. 149–51. 46 I will not insist that we read into this brief biography Caesar’s awareness of the usefulness of having a professional reconstructor of the past on his side, but for the next generation, the hints are clearer. 47 C. Julius Hyginus, another scholar-freedman of Augustus, was appointed librarian of the Palatine library; his religious and antiquarian researches, in particular his de familiis Troianis, supported Augustus’ propaganda on the past and its connection to the present.

Maiores, without a qualifying ablative such as natu or aetate, most easily means ancestors;25 the natural opposite of iuniores is not maiores but seniores, as this very passage demonstrates. Etymological logic is sacrificed to the representation of the months as mimicking or building social structures. 26 The fact that they were plausible enough to merit attention bears witness to the strong cultural expectation that the structure of the calendar echoes or describes social structures. In this first excursus on the origin and structure of the calendar, then, we see Romulus representing a gendered division between the feminine/domestic sphere in the number of months and the masculine/political/military sphere in the names of the months; the two are joined by a generational pattern, represented, on the one hand, through the pattern of birth and death, on the other, through a division of political duties according to age.

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