The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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The commerce of war : exchange and social order in Latin epic

Author: Neil Coffee
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Latin epics such as Virgil's "Aeneid", Lucan's "Civil War", and Statius' "Thebaid" addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order.  Read more...

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Named Person: Virgil.; Lucan; P Papinius Statius; Lucan.; Statius.; Virgil.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Coffee
ISBN: 9780226111872 0226111873
OCLC Number: 245536724
Description: xi, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reciprocity in crisis : Vergil's Aeneid --
The triumph of venality : Lucan's Civil war --
Conspicuous consumption : Statius's Thebaid.
Responsibility: Neil Coffee.
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"The Commerce of War is a fresh and innovative addition to Latin literary studies. It makes an important contribution to our appreciation of Lucan's civil war epic and participates in contemporary Read more...

 
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