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Roman literary culture : from Cicero to Apuleius

Author: Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Series: Ancient society and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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This study of the changing social and historical context of literary production in ancient Rome and its empire looks at the habits of Roman readers, and their means of access to literature. It also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 0801852048 9780801852046 0801862019 9780801862014
OCLC Number: 42011391
Description: xv, 326 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Toward a Social History of Latin Literature --
1. Rome at the End of the Republic --
2. The Coming of the Principate: "Augustan" Literary Culture --
3. Un-Augustan Activities --
4. An Inhibited Generation: Suppression and Survival --
5. Between Nero and Domitian: The Challenge to Poetry --
6. Literature and the Governing Classes: From the Accession of Vespasian to the Death of Trajan --
7. Literary Culture in Decline: The Antonine Years.
Series Title: Ancient society and history.
Responsibility: Elaine Fantham.

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