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The arts of imitation in Latin prose : Pliny's epistles/Quintilian in brief

Author: Christopher Whitton
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This landmark study of Latin prose intertextuality radically reinterprets Pliny's Epistles as a brilliant transformation of Quintilian's Institutio oratoria and a unique reply to Tacitus' Dialogus.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Quintilian.; Pliny, the Younger.; Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Whitton
ISBN: 9781108476577 1108476570 9781108701068 110870106X
OCLC Number: 1053609538
Description: xviii, 557 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Two Scenes from the Life of an Artist --
Into the Groves (Ep. 1.6) --
At Home with Pliny (Ep. 9.36) --
2. Setting the Stage --
Dramatis personae (with Ep. 4.11 and 4.13) --
Quintilian's Institutio --
the Early Years --
A Tale of Two Plinies --
Imitatio on and off the Page --
(i). Allusion and Imitation: a Dialectic --
(ii). The Ethics of imitatio (Ep. 1.2) --
3. Brief Encounters --
Point to Point (Ep. 1.10, 1.22, 5.20, 8.14) --
A World of Epigrams --
Transferring Metaphor (Ep. 1.13, 4.11, 5.10, 5.20, 6.33, 9.35) --
Totting Up --
4. Dancing with Dialectic --
Prelude: the Arts of Dialogue (Ep. 3.7 and 9.19) --
Satis superque (Ep. 6.2) --
Home Schooling (Ep. 3.3) --
The Unfulled Folk (Ep. 7.17) --
Performance Art (Ep. 2.19) --
5. Through the Looking-Glass --
The Fight for History (Ep. 5.8) --
Shadows (Ep. 3.13) --
Mores oratoris (Ep. 4.7) --
Arias of Asia (Ep. 2.14) --
Mind the Glass --
6. On Length, in Brief (Ep. 1.20) --
Breuitas in Brief --
Brief Delay --
Orotic, actio and the Archetype --
Atticism for Beginners --
Orator ad Taciturn --
Postscript (Ep. 1.21) --
7. Letters to Lupercus --
Pliny on the Precipice (Ep. 9.26) --
Institutio in Brief? (Ep. 2.5) --
8. Studiorum secessus (Ep. 7.9) --
Working Holiday --
Exercitatio Three Ways --
Of Variety and Versification --
Excursus: Bithynia, Briefly (Ep. 4.14) --
Easy When You Know How --
Back to studia --
Postscript (Ep. 7.30) --
9. Docendo discitur --
Meet Fuscus and Quadrants (Ep. 6. n) --
Institutio Ignored? (Ep. 6.29) --
Quintessentially Pliny (Ep. 9.36) --
Memories (Ep. 9.40) --
10. Reflections of an Author --
Imperial Interactions (Ep. 2.9 and 8.4) --
Found Before Her Time (Ep. 5.16) --
Grand Designs (rpt.) --
Dc senectute (Ep. 3.1) --
Instituting Uncle Pliny (Ep. 3.5) --
Intimations of Immortality (Ep. 9.3) --
11. Quintilian, Pliny, Tacitus --
What's in a Name? (Ep. 9.23) --
Imitatio Three Ways (Ep. 10 and Pan.) --
Lector scrupulosus (Ann. --
Ep., Dial --
Inst.) --
Reading P Read T (Reading Q) (Ep. --
Did.) --
Back to the Groves (Ep. 1.6 and 9.10) --
Into the Silence (Ep. 9.14) --
12. Beginnings --
Opening the Institutio --
Opening the Epistles (Ep. 1.1 --
2, 9.1 --
2).
Responsibility: Christopher Whitton.

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'This original and learned book, written in sparkling and stylish prose, makes a fundamental contribution to our appreciation of Pliny the Younger's artistry. Christopher Whitton shows that there is Read more...

 
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