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Creatures of the Triumvirs: A Study of the Patron-Client Relationship in the Late Roman Republic
Dr. Erich S. Gruen’s article “P. Clodius: Instrument or Independent Agent?” addressed for the first time the problems inherent to viewing the clients of the Late Roman Republic as merely the puppets of their patrons. This ...
Catiline the Mad: An Excursion into the Ancient Sources
One of the most fascinating and beweildering incidents in history is the Catilinarian Consporiacy, an attempted overthrow of the Roman republic by Lucius Sergius Catilina that was foiled by the decisive action of the consul ...
"Life, a Labor Void and Brief": Viewing Ebola Through the Lens of Lucretius and Virgil
The reality of death through disease has influenced the behaviors and actions of humankind since the beginning of history. Although the concept of disease has been present throughout our history, and has evolved with our ...