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Latin literature

The literature of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire written in the Latin language. The periods of Latin literature are conventionally divided into "Golden" Latin, or Golden Age, which covers approximately the period up to the mid-first century AD, and Silver Latin[?], which covers the remainder of the Classical period. Anything after the mid-second century comes under the blanket description of "late" Latin literature, and tends to be studied for the light it sheds on the development of Latin into the Romance languages rather than for its literary merit (though there are exceptions, eg. Augustine of Hippo.)

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Golden Age Poetry

Catullus
Vergil : Aeneid
Horace
Ovid
Tibullus
Propertius

Comedy

Plautus
Terence

Prose

Julius Caesar
Cicero
Lucretius
Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger

Historiography

Livy
Sallust

Silver Latin Poetry

Lucan
Manilius

Prose

Apuleius
Petronius

Theater

Seneca

Satire

Juvenal
Martial

Historiography

Tacitus
Suetonius

Latin Literature in the Late Antique period

Ammianus Marcellinus
St Augustine of Hippo
Ausonius
Claudian
Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
Paulinus of Nola
Sidonius Apollinaris
Sulpicius Severus

Mediæval and Christian Latin literature

Abelard
Aetheria
Albertus Magnus
St Thomas Aquinas : Pange Lingua : Summa Theologica[?]
The Archpoet
Bede
Carmina Burana
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Gildas
Goliards
Gregory of Tours
Hiberno-Latin[?]
St Isidore of Seville : Etymologiæ
St Jerome : Vulgate
Peter of Blois
Petrarch
Thomas of Celæno : Dies Iræ
Walter of Châtillon

See also: Mass (liturgy); Mass (music)



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