The connection among the writer and his viewers has bought a lot serious awareness from students in non-classical disciplines but the character of a lot historical literature and of its 'publication' intended that audiences in precedent days have been extra instant to their authors than within the glossy global. This booklet comprises essays by means of exceptional students at the quite a few capability during which Latin authors communicated successfully with their audiences. The authors and works coated are Cicero, Catullus, Lucretius, Propertius, Horace's Odes, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Senecan tragedy, Persius, Pliny's letters, Tacitus' Annals and medieval love lyric. members have supplied special analyses of specific passages in an effort to throw mild at the many alternative ways that authors catered for his or her audiences through satisfying, manipulating and thwarting their expectancies; and in an epilogue the editors have drawn jointly the problems raised through those contributions and feature tried to put them in a suitable serious context.

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