Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: The Politics of Imitation

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199240357
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Whitmarsh is Reader in Greek Literature, Exeter University.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Pt. 1 The Politics of Imitation
1 Repetition: The Crisis of Posterity 41
2 Education: Strategies of Self-Making 90
Pt. 2 Greece and Rome
3 Rome Uncivilized: Exile and the Kingdom 133
4 Civilizing Rome: Greek Pedagogy and the Roman Emperor 181
5 Satirizing Rome: Lucian 247
Conclusion 295
App. 1 Translation of Favorinus, On Exile (P. Vat. 11) 302
App. 2 The Performative Context of Dio's Kingship orations 325
References 366
Index of Greek Words 371
General Index 372
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