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Nation, empire, decline : studies in rhetorical continuity from the Romans to the modern era

Author: Nancy Shumate
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2006.
Series: Classical inter/faces.
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"The often overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-European views of the world. This book offers four readings of Latin literary texts to show that the templates for these 'modern' discourses were forged in their essentials by the early Roman imperial period. Each chapter follows the relevant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shumate, Nancy.
Nation, empire, decline.
London : Duckworth, 2006
(OCoLC)608144891
Named Person: Horace; Juvenal; Cornelius Tacitus; Horace.; Juvenal.; Cornelius Tacitus; Cornelius Tacitus; Quintus Horatius Flaccus; Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Shumate
ISBN: 0715635514 9780715635513
OCLC Number: 71238955
Description: 191 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Them and us: constructing Romanness in the Satires of Juvenal --
Augustan nation-building and Horace's 'Roman' odes (3.2, 3.5, 3.6) --
Tacitus and the rhetoric of empire --
'Crazy Egypt' and colonial discourse in Juvenal's fifteenth satire.
Series Title: Classical inter/faces.
Responsibility: Nancy Shumate.

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The overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in 19th and 20th-century Anglo-European views. This book offers four readings  Read more...

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