By Stephen Hinds
It is a publication approximately how the poets of Classical Rome stumbled on inventive notion within the phrases and topics in their poetic predecessors. It combines conventional Classical methods to poetic allusion and imitation with smooth literary-theoretical methods of wondering how texts are used and reused, valued and revalued, specifically analyzing groups. Like different volumes within the sequence it really is one of the such a lot widely conceived brief books on Roman literature to be released lately.
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Note the combination of a Roman lorica squamata, with an applied gorgoneion (Gorgon’s head) on the breast, and a Gallic torques. The highly embossed helmet of bi-metal construction has elements in common with a recent find from the Iron Gates in present-day Serbia; we have given it a tall crest and side-plumes in the yellow described by Arrian for 2nd-century cavalrymen. 4: Auxiliary cavalryman; Arlon, Belgica, AD 161–180 The relief from Arlon (see title page of this book) clearly shows the shoulder-guards of the laminated iron lorica segmentata – traditionally associated by scholars with legionaries or praetorians – being worn by cavalrymen over mail or perhaps leather armour.
Harness fittings from Magdalensberg include numerous three-piece leaf-shaped pendants. Fine examples of dolabrae pickaxes come from the same locality; this military-issue tool was used to dig trenches, fell trees and work timber, but also as a weapon. Military daggers in their scabbards decorated with brass and enamel; late 1st century BC/ early 1st century AD, from Siscia (modern Sisak), Pannonia. (Zagreb Archaeological Museum; photo courtesy Dr Ivan RadmanLivaja) PANNONIA & ILLYRICUM Six almost complete early Imperial pila, with pyramidal heads, have been recovered near Sisak, and date from the Augustan conquest of Pannonia.
The Tiberian/Caligulan example from Chassenard). The gold torques around his neck shows that such leaders preserved their social status after their incorporation into the Roman world. The most costly element of his panoply, the long-sleeved shirt of Gallica (ringmail), has doubled humeralia (shoulder-guards) lined with leather and fastened with hooks on the breast. His helmet is of the Agen-Port typology, based on various finds from Alesia and elsewhere in Gaul. The shield, damaged in the original sculpture, has been reconstructed as being of hexagonal shape.
Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appropriation in Roman Poetry by Stephen Hinds