Latin Literature in History
Greek literature was one of the numerous Greek accomplishments from which Romans drew immense influence. The Romans picked up first on the Greek embrace of rhetoric, which became an educational standard, given that a man's rhetoric, his ability to "push the buttons" of the subject audience by way of speeches, supplemented the man's rise to political power. But as rhetoric began to diminish from Roman daily life following Rome's imperialization, identical persuasive technique began to show itself in Roman literature. But Greek themes were just a backbone in Roman literature, and as time, progressed, Rome established a unique literary style, which, alongside Greek Literature, had a profound …show more content…
Writers continued to write following Augustus's death, amongst those was Seneca, a stoic philosopher. He wrote dialogues and letters about morality and generosity, published works examining natural phenomena such as earthquakes, and wrote tragedies, which helped to popularize tragic drama in Europe later on. Several Epic poems were written; Tacitus presented a darker history of Rome, and Suetonius published biographies of 12 Roman rulers. The last creative flow in Ancient Latin literature came in the early 200's, with Marcelinus writing history, Symmachus in oratory, and Ausonius and Rutilius writing masterful poetry.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, much of the great works slipped