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  QUINTUS ENNIUS - LoveToKnow Article on QUINTUS ENNIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ennius, on the other hand, was by temperament in thorough sympathy with the dominant aristocratic element in Roman life and institutions.
Ennius prided himself especially on being the first to form the strong speech of Latium into the mould of the Homeric hexameter in place of the old Saturnian metre.
And although it took several generations of poets to beat their music out to the perfection of the Virgilian cadences, yet in the rude adaptation of Ennius the secret of what ultimately became one of the grandest organs of literary expression was first discovered and revealed.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EN/ENNIUS_QUINTUS.htm   (1517 words)

  
 Ennius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quintus Ennius (239 - 169 BC) was a writer during the period of the Roman Republic, and is often considered the father of Roman poetry.
A frequent theme was the social life of Ennius himself and his upper-class Roman friends and their intellectual conversation.
The Annals was an epic poem in eighteen books covering Roman history from the fall of Troy in 1184 BC down to the censorship of Cato the Elder in 184 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ennius   (356 words)

  
 The Latin Theatre - The Latin Theatre Tragedy
Ennius, who belongs to the same school, was born at Rudiae, a town of Calabria, in 240 B.C., and was the friend of Scipio Africanus.
Ennius was undoubtedly a good poet, nevertheless his talent did not justify the high opinion he formed of his own value, for he compared himself with the utmost sincerity to Homer.
Marcus Pacuvius, nephew of Ennius, was a native of Brundusium.
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 Ennius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Quintus Ennius (239 - 169 B.C.E), literary figure of the Roman Republic, regarded as the father of Roman poetry.
Ennius wrote in many genres - poetry, prose, and drama - unlike most of his colleagues in early Latin literature.
Virgil, Lucretuis, and Ovid borrowed freely from Ennius.
www.theezine.net /e/ennius.html   (387 words)

  
 Casali-Poet at War-abst.-HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Silius’ interpretation of this passage matches that found in Servius: according to him, Messapus was claimed by Ennius as an ancestor, and Virgil praises Ennius’ poetry through the simile of the swans in 7.699-702.
Interestingly, Messapus in Virgil’s Aeneid is both a figure of the poet Ennius and the subject of his ‘fellow-poets’ praises: it is just the same situation of Silius’ episode, where Ennius is a warrior praised for his ability as a poet praising warriors.
The main Virgilian model for the Ennius episode in Silius is the killing of Numanus Remulus by Ascanius in Aeneid 9.590-663.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/casali.html   (465 words)

  
 Quintus Ennius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His birthplace was the meeting point of three civilizations—Oscan, Greek, and Latin—and Ennius learned to speak the languages of these cultures.
Ennius lived there most of his life, teaching and writing.
Fragments amounting to some 400 lines survive from his tragedies, and about 600 lines remain from his masterpiece, the epic Annales, a literary history of Rome.
www.orbilat.com /Encyclopaedia/E/Ennius_Quintus.html   (145 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Quintus Ennius (Classical Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
His birthplace was the meeting point of three civilizations : Oscan, Greek, and Latin : and Ennius learned to speak the languages of these cultures.
Vergil, Lucretius, and Ovid borrowed freely from Ennius.
See H. Jocelyn, The Tragedies of Ennius (1967); R. Brooks, Ennius and Roman Tragedy (1981); O. Skutsch, The Annals of Quintus Ennius (1985).
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 Quintus Ennius Biography / Biography of Quintus Ennius Biography Biography
Ennius knew the comic poet Caecilius Statius, and Pacuvius, the Roman dramatist, was his nephew.
Ennius was a very versatile poet although, according to Ovid, he possessed more genius than art.
Ennius was of a convivial nature if Horace, who said he always composed in his cups, and Jerome, who said he died of gout, can be believed.
www.bookrags.com /biography-quintus-ennius/index.html   (569 words)

  
 IMPERIUM - Character
Usually referred to as Ennius, Lucius Domitius Ennius is the son of the deceased Emperor Castor from his second marriage.
Because of these restrictions, Ennius is effectively prevented from participating in many normal activities of life, especially those associated with the military.
Ennius is a leading figure of the Senate faction which wishes to spend more money on the city of Rome and its citizens.
www.bol.ucla.edu /~smartin/rome/chars/ennius.html   (603 words)

  
 Ennius (239-169 B.C.)
By the desire of his patron Scipio Africanus, his remains were deposited in the sepulchre of the Scipios, and his bust was allowed a place in the effigies of the great house.
Living in the second aristocratic stage of Roman history, Ennius embodied the full fruits of Rome's native development, with the germ of the new culture in its crudest form.
In matter as in form, Ennius was the first to strike the keynote of Roman civilization -- progress by incorporation.
www.usefultrivia.com /biographies/ennius_001.html   (520 words)

  
 The Literary Legacy of Ennius' Pyrrhic War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This paper considers the form and content of Ennius’ sixth book, the nature and reasons for the relatively rich transmission of its surviving excerpts.
Ennius provides fully rounded examples of morality and eloquence who match Iliadic honor and courtesy in their dealings with a Greek warrior-prince.
Brutus 55 and 61) and moral; the success of Appius’ dissuasio demonstrates the senate’s respect for the power of eloquence and principle, while Pyrrhus’ generosity is used (Off.1.38) to illustrate the contrasting obligations of struggle for national survival and mere conflict de imperio.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~bbreed/ennius/fantham.htm   (417 words)

  
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This great scholar shows that, whereas after Ennius classic poetry was based on quantity alone, before him accent had at least as important a place; and, indeed, that in the determination of quantity, the main results in many cases were produced by the influence of accent.
Ennius harmonised with great skill the claims of both, doing little more violence to the natural accent in his elaborate system of quantity than was done by the Saturnian and comic poets with their fluctuating usage.
It is certainly less laboured than that of Ennius, and though it lacks the racy flavour of Plautus, shows no inferiority to his in command of the resources of the language.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/etext05/7romn10.txt   (19315 words)

  
 Abstract
Cicero, Ennius, and the Advent of Ruler Cult at
Since critical religious discourse was in its formative stage at this relatively late point in Roman history, the writings of Cicero and his contemporaries were in a privileged position to validate, establish, or occlude the vast range of practices that made up Roman religious life.
Enlisting Ennius in the De Re Publica project was doubly advantageous- he could not only be summoned as the singer par excellence of the mos maiorum but he had also translated Euhemerus' work on the apotheosis of primitive kings for a Roman audience.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/cole.html   (522 words)

  
 GNAEUS NAEVIUS - LoveToKnow Article on GNAEUS NAEVIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
While he is never ranked as a writer of tragedy with Ennius, Pacuvius or Accius, he is placed in the canon of the grammarian Volca~,ius Sedigitus third (immediately after Caecilius and Plautus) in the rank of Roman comic authors.
He is also appealed to, with Plautus and Ennius, as a master of his art in one of the prologues of Terence.
As a dramatist he worked more in the spirit of Plautus than of Ennius, Pacuvius, Accius or Terence; but the great Umbrian humorist is separated from his older contemporary, not only by his breadth of comic power, but by his general attitude of moral and political indifference.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NA/NAEVIUS_GNAEUS.htm   (1184 words)

  
 Ennius and the Invention of Roman Epic
This panel aims to reassess Ennius in his roles as pater of Roman poetry and writer of annals in light of renewed interest in problems relating to the rather sudden appearance of literature at Rome in the third and second centuries BC.
In light of this approach and considering Ennius’ position at the crossroads of a number of separate cultural and literary traditions–Greek, Italian, and Roman, epic and historiographical–we invite papers that focus on one of the following three areas:
Cicero, Ennius, and the Advent of Ruler Cult at Rome
people.umass.edu /bbreed/ennius   (226 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 19 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From the remains of three lines in Priscian :we conclude that it was composed in iambic trimeters.
19) tells us, that according to Ennius the year consisted of 366 days, and hence it has been conjectured that he was the author of some astronomical treatise.
The first general collection of the fragments of Ennius is that contained in the " Fragmenta ve-terum Poetarum Latinorum" by Robert and Henry Stephens, Paris, 8vo.
ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/1127.html   (970 words)

  
 Ennius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although only fragments of his works survive, his influence in (Click link for more info and facts about Latin literature) Latin literature was significant.
It was the first Latin poem to adopt the (Click link for more info and facts about dactylic hexameter) dactylic hexameter metre used in Greek epic and didactic, leading it to become the standard metre for these genres in Latin poetry.
The Annals became a school text for Roman schoolchildren, eventually supplanted by (A Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)) Virgil's (An epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire) Aeneid.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/E/En/Ennius.htm   (321 words)

  
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Cassius Aurelius and Ennius have the advantage of being direct descendants of the Julian line; Tully is only related by marriage.
In the younger generation of the dynasty are Julius Domitius Postumus, Marcus Tullius Pulcher, Paterculus Domitius Ennius, and the two sons of Aurelia Severas.
Ennius accepted the title of flamen Dialis, exempting him from any possible military career or high political office.
www.bol.ucla.edu /~smartin/rome/post/imperial.html   (5416 words)

  
 415 Roman Tragedy, Classical Drama and Theatre
Though Ennius also wrote comedies, none are preserved, nor do they seem to have been well respected—comparison to his coeval Plautus cannot have helped his reputation—thus as a dramatist he was best remembered for his tragedies, though his oeuvre was hardly restricted to stage works.
Ennius wrote all sorts of literature: satires, histories in prose and verse, and theological treatises.
Ennius' somewhat older peer, Gnaeus Naevius (discussed above as a comic playwright) was another early Roman tragedian.
www.usu.edu /markdamen/ClasDram/chapters/151romtrag.htm   (5366 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.09.08
Ennius comes off the best, largely due to Cicero's affection for the old poet, but still most of our surviving Ennius comes from grammarians as well.
It is just this deficiency that Goldberg undertakes to remedy in his brief (171 pages plus ancillary material) but dense study of Andronicus, Naevius, and Ennius, with Cicero both as a translator and original poet added as a fourth.
We even must add to these ancient critics Ennius himself, with his famous put-down of his predecessors and their Saturnian measure: "scripsere alii rem / vorsibus quos olim Faunei vatesque canebant" (206-07 Skutsch).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1995/95.09.08.html   (1000 words)

  
 ENNIUS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Quintus Ennius (239 - 169_BC) was a writer during the period of the Roman_Republic, and is often considered the father of Roman poetry.
The ''Annals'' was an epic poem in eighteen books covering Roman history from the fall of Troy in 1184_BC down to the censorship of Cato_the_Elder in 184_BC.
Fragments of Ennius' ''Annals'' ; text from Wordsworth (1874), line numbering from Warmington (1935)
www.dontpayyourtaxes.com /Ennius   (335 words)

  
 the atrium | golden threads | greek and roman literature | ennius fragment
Knut Kleve gave a paper in which he announced the discovery not only of Lucretius but also of Ennius among the Herculaneum papyri.
He said there were some 20-odd fragments in the Ennius bunch, all so badly damaged that the nature of the text had earlier been unclear, but now they were recognized as hexameters; he assigned them to Annales bk.6, relating them to the war with Pyrrhus.
Though it didn't make much of a splash, this for me was the most exciting event of the Congress (I exclude extra-Congress activities), and I stood up and said so, and also urged him to consult immediately with the then ailing Otto Skutsch.
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At the outset, its pretensions were very slender, for the earliest men of learning, who were both poets and orators, may be considered as half-Greek: I speak of Livius [844] and Ennius [845], who are acknowledged to have taught both languages as well at Rome as in foreign parts [846].
He was born the year after the consulship mentioned in the preceding note, and lived to see at least his seventy-sixth year, for Gellius informs us that at that age he wrote the twelfth book of his Annals.
Ennius taught Greek at Rome for a long course of years, having M. Cato among his pupils.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/6/3/9/6398/6398.txt   (8243 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Most notable among the additions are the minor works of Ennius, the Carmen de Bello Actiaco and the poems of Tiberianus.
Ennius is happy to take the poet of the Bellum Poenicum at his word: when Naevius died, his poetry died with him since, as the poet himself admits, the people at Rome have forgotten how to speak Latin: Ennius and his poetry continue to live on the lips of men.
At some inconvenience to the reader the editor prints a text without supplements for the fragmentary beginnings of the lines, leaving the reader to retrieve them from a paragraph in which the supplements are discussed.
www.infomotions.com /serials/bmcr/bmcr-9510-possanza-fragmentary.txt   (2045 words)

  
 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 213   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It was said that the Scipios placed his image in their family vault.
Ennius wrote poetry with success in a great number of styles.
In this-poem Ennius created for the Romans their first national epic, the fame of which was only eclipsed by Vergil.
www.ancientlibrary.com /seyffert/0216.html   (804 words)

  
 The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts: Ennius, Quintus (c. 239-169 BC)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts: Ennius, Quintus (c.
Ennius was born at Rudiae in Calabria, S Italy.
While serving with the Roman army in Sardinia he attracted the notice of Cato the Elder, who brought him to Rome in 204 BC.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28929671&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (175 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Not at Home.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Scipio Nasica was intimate with the poet Ennius.
One day, calling on the poet, the servant said, “Ennius is not at home,” but Nasica could see him plainly in the house.
A few days later Ennius returned the visit, and Nasica called out, “Not at home.” Ennius instantly recognised the voice, and remonstrated.
www.bonus.com /contour/bartlettqu/http@@/www.bartleby.com/81/12208.html   (136 words)

  
 Latin 4105: Fragments of archaic literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For Ennius, Annales, there is also the massive commentary of O. Skutsch, The Annals of Quintus Ennius; for his tragedies, there is H. Jocelyn, The Tragedies of Ennius.
The fragments of the early epic poets survive largely because of their immense influence on later Roman poetry, notably on Virgil; many of them are quoted in the scholarly tradition.
In Rome, as in general, poetry was invented well before prose, and Ennius and Cato are the first writers of stylized Latin prose--considerably later that Livius and Naevius.
www.columbia.edu /itc/classics/zetzel/Archaic.htm   (591 words)

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