Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: The Politics of Imitation

Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: The Politics of Imitation

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by Tim Whitmarsh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199240353

ISBN-13: 9780199240357

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Greek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to explore the phenomenal rise of interest in literary writing in Greece under the Roman Empire. Greek identity cannot be properly understood without appreciating the brilliant sophistication of the writers of the period, whose texts must be considered in the historical and cultural

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Greek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to explore the phenomenal rise of interest in literary writing in Greece under the Roman Empire. Greek identity cannot be properly understood without appreciating the brilliant sophistication of the writers of the period, whose texts must be considered in the historical and cultural context of the battles for identity that raged under the vast, multicultural Roman Empire.

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ISBN-13:
9780199240357
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Part One: The Politics of Imitation Repetition: The Crisis of Posterity
2. Education: Strategies of Self-making
3. Part Two: Greece and Rome Rome Uncivilized: Exile and the Kingdom
4. Civilizing Rome: Greek Pedagogy and the Roman Emperor
5. Satirizing Rome: Lucian
Conclusion
Appendix One: Translation of Favorinus, On Exile
Appendix Two: The Performative Context of Dio's Kingships
Bibliography

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