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

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

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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