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The art of Pliny's letters : a poetics of allusion in the private correspondence

Author: Ilaria Marchesi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text treats Pliny's epistles as a work of literature, illuminating contemporary cultural debates.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger; Pliny, the Younger.; Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus; Gaius Plinius Secundus; Gaius Plinius Secundus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ilaria Marchesi
ISBN: 9780521882279 0521882273
OCLC Number: 172979876
Description: xii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The semiotics of structure --
Sed quid ego tam gloriose? Pliny's choice of poetics --
The importance of being Secundus: Tacitus' voice in Pliny's letters --
Storming historiography: Pliny's voice in Tacitus' texts --
Overcoming Ciceronian anxiety: Pliny's niche/nike in literary history --
From dawn till dusk: four notes in lieu of a conclusion --
Appendix to Chapter 5.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: Ilaria Marchesi.
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