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Complex inferiorities : the poetics of the weaker voice in Latin literature

Author: Sebastian Matzner; S J Harrison
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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This volume investigates an important and surprisingly widespread phenomenon in Latin literature, which has to date received little sustained discussion: the deliberate assumption of a weaker voice by speakers who in fact hold sufficient status not to be forced into this position. Though often associated with the markers of imperial hegemony and elite speech, Latin literature evinces a remarkably broad range of  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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(OCoLC)1029855921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Matzner; S J Harrison
ISBN: 9780191851711 019185171X 9780192543783 0192543784
OCLC Number: 1034562235
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Contents: Cover; Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Note on Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction: Latin Literature's Complex Inferiorities; 1: Claiming Inferiority: Weakness into Strength; 2: How Do You Solve a Problem like Horace?: On Roman Philhellenism and Post-Colonial Critique; 3: Blackface and Drag in the Palliata; PUNIC WARS; CIVIL STATUS, GENDER, AND COLOUR; BLACKFACE IN THE FORUM ROMANUM; (1) Syrians; (2) Africans; VISUAL EFFECTS; FLAUBERT'S SADNESS. 4: Social Inferiority and Poetic Inferiority-Martial's Revenge in his Epigrams: A Commentary on Martial 5.13POVERTY OF THE POET AND LITERARY VOCATION; ROMAN URBANITY AND SPANISH RUSTICITY; LITERARY IMMORTALITY AND THE 'WEAKER VOICE' OF THE EPIGRAM; CONCLUSION; 5: Drawing Blanks: The Pale Shades of 'Phaedrus' and 'Juvenal'; GAMING THE NAME; SHOOTING BLANKS; DEVELOPING A COMPLEX; 6: The Creative Superiority of Self-Reproach: Horace's Ars Poetica; THE CULTURED CRINGE; HERE'S THE RUB; START AS YOU MEAN TO DRONE ON; GROW UP, AND ACT YOUR AGE; DOWN FROM YOUR HIGH HORSE. HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE (TO CONCLUDE ...)7: 'The Noise, and the People': Popular clamor and Political Discourse in Latin Historiography; 8: Loud and Proud: The Voice of the praeco in Roman Love Elegy; PRAECONES IN ROMAN LIFE AND HISTORY; PRAECONIUM IN ROMAN LOVE ELEGY; PRAECONIUM IN OTHER CONTEXTS; HORACE; ITEMIZED PRAISE OF THE FEMALE BODY; CONCLUSION; 9: Hidden Voices: Homoerotic Colour in Horace's Odes; INTRODUCTION; LITERARY TRADITION; HORATIAN HOMOEROTICISM IN ODES 1-3; LIGURINUS IN ODES 4; CONCLUSION; 10: On Not Being Beautiful. 11: From Adultery to Incest: Messalina and Agrippina as Sexual Aggressors in Tacitus' AnnalsMESSALINA; AGRIPPINA; 12: The Aeneid as 'Weaker Text' and Fulgentius' Radical Hermeneutics; 13: Cowherds and Saints: Paulinus of Nola Carmen 18; RUSTICUS AND SAINT; THE POET AND THE RUSTICUS; SHARED POVERTY; CONCLUSIONS; References; General Index; Index Locorum.
Responsibility: edited by Sebastian Matzner and Stephen Harrison.

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The deliberate adoption of a 'weaker' voice by a speaker not obliged to do so is a widespread phenomenon in Latin literature. This volume traces this strategy across a range of genres, periods, and  Read more...

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