The beginning of Roman literature remains an enduring legacy of the culture of ancient Rome. “Some of the earliest extant works are historical epics telling of the early military history of Rome, followed (as the Republic expanded) by poetry, comedies, histories and tragedies.” Much Latin literature was influenced a lot on the traditions of literary tradition of Greece. Virgil’s poetry and stories such as The Aeneid is influence mainly by Homer’s epic story of the Odyssey. Many other authors like Catullus, Horace, Lucan and others follow through the same path while they were coming up with new ideas. From that point on Roman literature started to become more...
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