Publications

2016
“Making Sense of Suetonius in the Twelfth Century”
Kaster RA. “Making Sense of Suetonius in the Twelfth Century”. In: Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach (edited by Anthony Grafton and Glenn Most). Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press; 2016. p. 110-35. 2016_making_sense.pdf
“Not Tonight, Dear, I’m Feeling a Little /pig-/”
Kaster RA. “Not Tonight, Dear, I’m Feeling a Little /pig-/”. In: The Ancient Emotion of Disgust (edited by Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas). New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2016. p. 159-74. 2017_disgust.pdf
“The Thought-World of Ancient Rome: A Delicate Balancing Act”
Kaster RA, Konstan D. “The Thought-World of Ancient Rome: A Delicate Balancing Act”. In: The Adventure of the Human Intellect: Self, Society, and the Divine in Ancient World Cultures (edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub). Chichester, West Sussex, and Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell; 2016. p. 149-66. 2016_thought_world.pdf
"Constructing the Apparatus criticus"
Kaster RA. "Constructing the Apparatus criticus". 2016;Abstract

A set of five brief videos explaining how the critical apparatus of an edition of a Latin text is constructed, produced for the Digital Library of the Digital Latin Library project (sponsored by the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America). 

Studies on the Text of Suetonius' "De uita Caesarum"
Kaster RA. Studies on the Text of Suetonius' "De uita Caesarum" [Internet]. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Studies on the Text of Suetonius' De uita Caesarum is a companion volume to the critical edition of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars in the Oxford Classical Texts series, edited by Robert Kaster. It provides detailed insight into the research and textual analysis behind the edition. Part I presents the first comprehensive and accurate account of the medieval manuscript tradition (ninth to thirteenth centuries) on which the Oxford Classical Text is based, and Part II analyses hundreds of passages where a variety of textual problems are encountered, often offering new solutions. Four appendices provide additional support to the arguments of Part I, while a fifth lists all the places (just over 300) where the new text differs from the edition by Maximilian Ihm that has been the standard since 1907.

Lives of the Caesars & On Teachers of Grammar and Rhetoric (C. Suetoni Tranquilli De uita Caesarum libri VIII et De grammaticis et rhetoribus liber)
Kaster RA. Lives of the Caesars & On Teachers of Grammar and Rhetoric (C. Suetoni Tranquilli De uita Caesarum libri VIII et De grammaticis et rhetoribus liber) [Internet]. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars--the collected biographies of the Roman Empire's first leaders--is an indispensable source for our understanding of the first century of the Roman Empire and is, at the same time, one of the main sources (with Plutarch) of the tradition of biographical writing in the West. This volume provides the first new critical edition of the Latin text to appear in over a century, and has been rigorously edited to the highest standards of scholarship. The Latin text is accompanied by a critical apparatus at the foot of the page which provides concise information on manuscript and textual variants. It is also the first edition ever to base itself on a comprehensive and accurate analysis of the medieval manuscript tradition (ninth to thirteenth centuries) on which the text is based. 

An extensive English preface--featuring illustrative stemmata--is included, as well as a detailed apparatus testium. It also features an updated version of the editor's original 1995 Oxford University Press edition of De grammaticis et rhetoribus, a collection of brief biographies of ancient Roman teachers of grammar and rhetoric (first century BCE-first century CE) that is a crucial source for the history of ancient education. This Oxford Classical Text is accompanied by a companion volume, Studies on the Text of Suetonius'De uita Caesarum, which provides a detailed insight into the research and textual analysis underlying this critical edition.

Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World
Kaster RA, Caston RR. Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World [Internet]. New York: Oxford University Press; 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract

For all the interest in emotions in antiquity, there has been little study of positive emotions. This collection aims to redress the balance with eleven studies of emotions like hope, joy, good will and mercy that show some of the complexity these emotions play in ancient literature and thought.

 

2014
The Transmission of Suetonius's 'Caesars' in the Middle Ages. Transactions of the American Philological Association. 2014;144 (1) :133-86. 2014 TAPA.pdf
2012
The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads
The Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads [Internet]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2012. Publisher's Version
2010
Values and Virtues, Roman. In: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin and E. Fantham, vol. 7. New York: Oxford University Press; 2010. oeagr_kaster.pdf
Studies on the Text of Macrobius’ “Saturnalia”
Studies on the Text of Macrobius’ “Saturnalia” [Internet]. New York: Oxford University Press; 2010. Publisher's Version
Seneca: Anger, Mercy, Revenge
with Nussbaum MC. Seneca: Anger, Mercy, Revenge [Internet]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2010. Publisher's Version
Scholarship. In: The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies, ed. A. Barchiesi and W. Scheidel. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2010. 2010_ohrs_chapter.pdf

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