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The Resource The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic, Neil Coffee, (electronic resource)

The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic, Neil Coffee, (electronic resource)

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The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic
Title
The commerce of war
Title remainder
exchange and social order in Latin epic
Statement of responsibility
Neil Coffee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Latin epics such as Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius's Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. In The Commerce of War, Neil Coffee argues that these exchanges play a central yet overlooked role in epic depictions of Roman society. Tracing the collapse of an aristocratic worldview across all three poems, Coffee highlights the distinction they draw between reciprocal gift giving among elites and the more problematic behaviors of buying and selling. In the Aeneid, customary gift and favor exchanges
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Coffee, Neil
Dewey number
873/.0109
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Virgil
  • Lucan
  • Statius, P. Papinius
  • War in literature
  • Reciprocity (Commerce)
  • Negotiation
Label
The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic, Neil Coffee, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reciprocity in crisis : Vergil's Aeneid -- The triumph of venality : Lucan's Civil war -- Conspicuous consumption : Statius's Thebaid
Control code
ocn434595770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226111902
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595770
Label
The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic, Neil Coffee, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reciprocity in crisis : Vergil's Aeneid -- The triumph of venality : Lucan's Civil war -- Conspicuous consumption : Statius's Thebaid
Control code
ocn434595770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226111902
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595770

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