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The Resource Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation, Tim Whitmarsh

Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation, Tim Whitmarsh

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Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation
Title
Greek literature and the Roman empire
Title remainder
the politics of imitation
Statement of responsibility
Tim Whitmarsh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Greek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to make a major and original contribution to the appreciation of Greek literature written under the Roman Empire during the second century C.E. (the so-called 'Second Sophistic'). The central preoccupations of this literature, particularly mimesis and paideia, constitute a crucial test-site for the exploration and dissemination of Greek identity during the period. Focusing upon a series of key texts by important authors (including Dio Chrysostom, Plutarch, Philostratus, Lucian, Favorinus, and the novelists), Whitmarsh argues that the recurrent narratives that stage Greekness as 'culture' and Romanness as 'power' are not innocent reflections of sociological realities, but self-interested and often playful 'performances' of cultural identity. Their authors' rich and complex engagement with the literary past articulates an ingenious and sophisticated response to their present socio-political circumstances. This book is written for those interested in the history of identity and imperialism as well as scholars of classical literature and society. All Greek and Latin is translated."--BOOK JACKET
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Whitmarsh, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Greek literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Rome
  • Greek literature
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Hellenism
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Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation, Tim Whitmarsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-364) and indexes
Contents
  • 3.
  • Rome Uncivilized: Exile and the Kingdom.
  • 4.
  • Civilizing Rome: Greek Pedagogy and the Roman Emperor.
  • 5.
  • Satirizing Rome: Lucian.
  • App. 1.
  • Translation of Favorinus, On Exile (P. Vat. 11)
  • App. 2.
  • The Performative Context of Dio's Kingship orations
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Politics of Imitation.
  • 1.
  • Repetition: The Crisis of Posterity.
  • 2.
  • Education: Strategies of Self-Making
  • Pt. 2.
  • Greece and Rome.
Control code
6379288
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 p.
Isbn
9780199240357
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036382
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001036382
  • 6379288
  • (BNAtoc) 2001036382
Label
Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation, Tim Whitmarsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-364) and indexes
Contents
  • 3.
  • Rome Uncivilized: Exile and the Kingdom.
  • 4.
  • Civilizing Rome: Greek Pedagogy and the Roman Emperor.
  • 5.
  • Satirizing Rome: Lucian.
  • App. 1.
  • Translation of Favorinus, On Exile (P. Vat. 11)
  • App. 2.
  • The Performative Context of Dio's Kingship orations
  • Pt. 1.
  • The Politics of Imitation.
  • 1.
  • Repetition: The Crisis of Posterity.
  • 2.
  • Education: Strategies of Self-Making
  • Pt. 2.
  • Greece and Rome.
Control code
6379288
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 p.
Isbn
9780199240357
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036382
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001036382
  • 6379288
  • (BNAtoc) 2001036382

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