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By Stephen Hinds

It is a publication approximately how the poets of Classical Rome chanced on creative idea within the phrases and issues in their poetic predecessors. It combines conventional Classical techniques to poetic allusion and imitation with sleek literary-theoretical methods of considering how texts are used and reused, valued and revalued, particularly interpreting groups. Like different volumes within the sequence it's one of the such a lot largely conceived brief books on Roman literature to be released lately.

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With him were Otto Hirschfeld and Hermann Diels. The classical philologists were Johannes Vahlen, Adolf Kirchhoff, and I imil Hübner, the archaeologists Ernst Curtius and Adolf Furtwängler, the historians Harry Bresslau, Heinrich von Treitschke, and Wilhelm Wattenbach, and the philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (8), and in addition Johannes Kiepert, Reinhold Köhler, Moritz Lazarus, Friedrich Paulsen, Karl Richthofen, and Robert. Of Otto Hirschfeld who supervised his thesis de gente Valeria, Münzer wrote: "I honor him as my special teacher" (7).

Syme responded most generously by translating into English an article by Münzer on Postumius Albinus, so that it might be published in the Journal of Roman Studies. In Münzer 's last letter, dated 15 July 1939, he philosophically acknowledged that its publication would be delayed. It was, in fact, never published. Since Jews were barred from trade and enterprise and struck off the lists in the professions, those whose financial and family circumstances permitted attempted to emigrate. Every prospective emigrant, however, had to face the ordeal of obtaining visas to safe countries, for which often one's only contact was an overworked voluntary welfare agency, such as operated from Woburn House in London.

There were often serious problems over identification. A very characteristic example of Münzer 's exemplary methods is that of the Aemilii during the Hannibalic War. He rigorously set out the evidence in a table. He was then able to identify the praetor of 218 and the candidate for the consulship of 216 who was not to be confused with the praetor of 217 and the candidate of 214. The result was incontrovertible: their colleagues in the praetorship were also their rivals in the consular elections.

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