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„Literacki sztab” Pompejusza
The Pompey’s literary cabinet

Author(s): Hanna Appel
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: In her article, the author reminds an important monograph by Mieczysław Popławski, Political Opinion Journalism in the Age of Caesar and Augustus (1935), and takes up some of the Lublin-based scholar’s reflections regarding the Pompey’s “literary cabinet.” Following Popławski’s findings, she presents the figures of Theophanes — the leader’s trusted adviser; Lenaeus — Pompey’s freedman; and Voltacilius Pitholaus — the biographer of both the Pompeys, that is, Pompey Strabo and Pompey the Great; as well as the polyhistor Marcus Terentius Varo.The author’s primary focus is on those details concerning the figures analysed (or their work)which either have lost their relevance since the publication of M. Popławski’s book 80 years ago, or may today be supplemented, due to the relevant recent findings.

  • Page Range: 131-147
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish