Chapter 15. The Gates of War (and Peace): Roman Literary Perspectives

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub
  1. Jeri Blair DeBrohun

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774083.ch15

War and Peace in the Ancient World

War and Peace in the Ancient World

How to Cite

DeBrohun, J. B. (2007) The Gates of War (and Peace): Roman Literary Perspectives, in War and Peace in the Ancient World (ed K. A. Raaflaub), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774083.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145251

Online ISBN: 9780470774083

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Keywords:

  • roman literature;
  • war;
  • military instincts;
  • reflective criticisms;
  • ancient freedom

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Res Gestae of Augustus

  • Livy's Janus: Indicator of Peace and War (Index Pacis Bellique)

  • Virgil's Aeneid: The Gates of War

  • Horace, Odes 4.15: Janus, Devoid of Wars

  • Ovid's Janus: Nothing to Do with War (nil mihi cum bello)

  • Conclusions

  • Notes

  • References