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Fri Mar 21 17:08:15 2014 UTClccn-n20010467440.35Letters0.640.90Synaesthesia and the ancient senses /243484404n 20010467445544651Butler, Michael Shane.Butler, Michael Shane 1970-lccn-n79032166Cicero, Marcus Tulliuslccn-n79134158Poliziano, Angelo1454-1494lccn-n50051933Antonius, Marcus83 B.C.?-30 B.C.lccn-n2009047475Purves, Alex C.1972-edtnp-antonius, marcus$83 30 b cAntonius, Marcus83?-30 booksDawson Bookslccn-n96089174Project MuseButler, Shane1970-Criticism, interpretation, etcBiographyRecords and correspondenceHistoryAuthorshipLiterature, MedievalClassical literatureRome (Empire)Latin language--Written LatinPolitical scienceSpeeches, addresses, etc., LatinOratorsAuthors, LatinWritten communicationTransmission of textsPhilippicae (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)Antonius, Marcus,Cicero, Marcus TulliusPoliziano, Angelo,Senses and sensationAesthetics, AncientLatin lettersItalian letters197020002002200620072011201220131760852880.091PA3521ocn827261947ocn494389503ocn799374002ocn700175524ocn47088706610069ocn699519531file20110.53Butler, ShaneThe matter of the page essays in search of ancient and medieval authorsCriticism, interpretation, etcButler begins with some considerations about the materiality of the literary text, both as a process (the draft) and a product (the book), and he traces the curious history of "the page" from scroll to manuscript codex to printed book and beyond. He then offers a series of unforgettable portraits of authors at work: Thucydides struggling to describe his own diseased body; Vergil ready to burn an epic poem he could not finish; Lucretius wrestling with words even as he fights the madness that will drive him to suicide; Cicero mesmerized by the thought of erasing his entire career; Seneca plumbing the depths of the soul in the wax of his tablets; and Dhuoda, who sees the book she writes as a door, a tunnel, a womb. Butler reveals how the work of writing transformed each of these authors into his or her own first reader, and he explains what this metamorphosis teaches us about how we too should read. All Greek and Latin quotations are translated into English and technical matters are carefully explained for general readers, with scholarly details in the notes+-+597397447535216ocn047746149book20020.79Butler, ShaneThe hand of CiceroHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiography"The decapitation of Marcus Tullius Cicero has inspired horror and wonder since the event. Less attention, however, has been devoted to his second dismemberment: the severing of his right hand. But behind Mark Antony's order to bring back not only the orator's head but also the hand that had written the Phillippics lies a conflation of oratory and writing that merits explanation." "This book examines the relationship between Ciceronian oratory and the written word from several points of view. It is shown that the blurring of the distinction between writing and speech evident in Civero's violent end was, in fact, the work of Cicero himself and had begun early in his career, long before the writing of the Phillippics. The author argues that the major force behind Cicero's rise to fame as an orator was, paradoxically, his own ability to exploit Rome's growing dependence on the written word." "Framed as an investigation into the motive of Antony's crime, the book surveys Cicero's career from beginning to end and reveals, in vivid detail, a world often mired in written texts. Sure to raise questions about simplistic views of Rome as an 'oral society', Shane Butler's groundbreaking study also offers a fresh look at Cicero himself, struggling to turn skills born of his equestrian background into an enduring reputation for eloquence."--BOOK JACKET+-+949607069529110ocn062421324book20060.76Poliziano, AngeloLettersRecords and correspondence+-+2146759215857ocn827261947book20130.90Butler, ShaneSynaesthesia and the ancient sensesHistory227ocn494389503book20060.35Poliziano, AngeloLettersRecords and correspondence+-+214675921521ocn634363833book20070.47Poliziano, AngeloLetters11ocn541069985book20060.47Poliziano, AngeloLetters+-+214675921511ocn217394341book20000.81Butler, ShaneLitterae manent : Ciceronian oratory and the written word+-+9496070695+-+9496070695Fri Mar 21 16:09:28 EDT 2014batch8119