The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake

The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake
Author: Irene Peirano
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2012-08-16
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1139560387

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Previous scholarship on classical pseudepigrapha has generally aimed at proving issues of attribution and dating of individual works, with little or no attention paid to the texts as literary artefacts. Instead, this book looks at Latin fakes as sophisticated products of a literary culture in which collaborative practices of supplementation, recasting and role-play were the absolute cornerstones of rhetorical education and literary practice. Texts such as the Catalepton, the Consolatio ad Liviam and the Panegyricus Messallae thus illuminate the strategies whereby Imperial audiences received and interrogated canonical texts and are here explored as key moments in the Imperial reception of Augustan authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Tibullus. The study of the rhetoric of these creative supplements irreverently mingling truth and fiction reveals much not only about the neighbouring concepts of fiction, authenticity and reality, but also about the tacit assumptions by which the latter are employed in literary criticism.

The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake

The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake
Author: Irene Peirano Garrison
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2012
Genre: Appendix Vergiliana
ISBN: 9781139564052

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In-depth analysis of Roman literary fakes offering new insights into the creative dynamics of spurious literature.

The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake

The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake
Author: Irene Peirano
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2012-08-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 1107000734

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An in-depth analysis of Roman literary fakes offering new insights into the creative dynamics of spurious literature.

Persuasion Rhetoric and Roman Poetry

Persuasion  Rhetoric and Roman Poetry
Author: Irene Peirano
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2019-08-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 1107104246

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Offers a radical re-appraisal of rhetoric's relation to literature, with fresh insights into rhetorical sources and their reception in Roman poetry.

The Rhetoric of Roman Transportation

The Rhetoric of Roman Transportation
Author: Jared Hudson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 1108665659

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Latin literature is crowded with portraits of Romans in transit, but despite this ubiquity scholars have been reluctant to read vehicles as significant conveyors of textual and cultural meaning. This book offers the first systematic analysis of the representation of Roman vehicles in Latin literary texts. By moving past approaches that count such vehicular portrayals as either transparent glimpses of reality or soaring poetic symbols, it demonstrates how these conveyances work as a system of representation to structure both the texts in which they appear and underlying cultural discourses surrounding power, gender, and empire. Arranged as a series of interlocking studies, each chapter explores the representation of a particular conveyance across author and text, from the humblest and most quotidian (plaustrum) to the most exalted and symbol-laden (currus).

Prophetic Rivalry Gender and Economics

Prophetic Rivalry  Gender  and Economics
Author: Olivia Stewart Lester
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2018-07-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3161556518

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Olivia Stewart Lester examines true and false prophecy at the intersections of interpretation, gender, and economics in Revelation, Sibylline Oracles 4-5, and contemporary ancient Mediterranean texts. With respect to gender, these texts construct a discourse of divine violence against prophets, in which masculine divine domination of both male and female prophets reinforces the authenticity of the prophetic message. Regarding economics, John and the Jewish sibyllists resist the economic actions of political groups around them, especially Rome, by imagining an alternate universe with a new prophetic economy. In this economy, God requires restitution from human beings, whose evil behavior incurs debt. The ongoing appeal of prophecy as a rhetorical strategy in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5, and the ongoing rivalries in which these texts engage, argue for prophecy's continuing significance in a larger ancient Mediterranean religious context.

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture

Art and Rhetoric in Roman Culture
Author: Jaś Elsner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2014-10-02
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1107000718

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Demonstrates the central significance of rhetoric in ancient responses to and receptions of Roman art.

The Origins of Early Christian Literature

The Origins of Early Christian Literature
Author: Robyn Faith Walsh
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-11-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1108871933

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Conventional approaches to the Synoptic gospels argue that the gospel authors acted as literate spokespersons for their religious communities. Whether described as documenting intra-group 'oral traditions' or preserving the collective perspectives of their fellow Christ-followers, these writers are treated as something akin to the Romantic poet speaking for their Volk - a questionable framework inherited from nineteenth-century German Romanticism. In this book, Robyn Faith Walsh argues that the Synoptic gospels were written by elite cultural producers working within a dynamic cadre of literate specialists, including persons who may or may not have been professed Christians. Comparing a range of ancient literature, her ground-breaking study demonstrates that the gospels are creative works produced by educated elites interested in Judean teachings, practices, and paradoxographical subjects in the aftermath of the Jewish War and in dialogue with the literature of their age. Walsh's study thus bridges the artificial divide between research on the Synoptic gospels and Classics.

The Letter of Aristeas

The Letter of Aristeas
Author: Benjamin G. Wright
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2015-09-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 3110431343

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The Letter of Aristeas has been an object modern scholarly interest since the seventeenth century. It is best known for containing the earliest version of the translation of the Hebrew Law into Greek, and this story accounts for much of the scholarly attention paid to the work. Yet, this legend only takes up a small percentage of the work. Looking at Aristeas as a whole, the work reveals an author who has acquired a Greek education and employs both Jewish and Greek sources in his work, and he has produced a Greek book. Even though Aristeas has garnered scholarly attention, no fully fledged commentary has been written on it. The works of R. Tramontano, M. Hadas and others, often referred to as commentaries, only contain text and annotated notes. This volume fills the gap in the scholarship on Aristeas by providing a full, paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, containing a new translation, text-critical notes, general commentary, and notes on specific words, phrases and ideas.

Persuasion Rhetoric and Roman Poetry

Persuasion  Rhetoric and Roman Poetry
Author: Irene Peirano Garrison
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2019-08-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 1108660444

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Previous studies on the relationship between rhetorical theory and Roman poetry have generally taken the form of lists enumerating elements of style and arrangement that poets are said to have 'borrowed' from rhetorical critics. This book examines, and ultimately questions, this entrenched theoretical model and the very notion of rhetorical influence on which this paradigm is built. Tracing key moments in the poetic and the rhetorical traditions, in the context of which the problematic relationship of difference and similarity between rhetorical and poetic discourse is discussed, the book focuses on the cultural relevance of this intellectual divide in Roman literary culture. The study of rhetorical sources, such as Cicero, Seneca the Elder and Quintilian, and of select responses in Roman poetry, sheds light on long-standing scholarly assumptions about classical poetry as artless language and about the role of rhetoric in the construction of the decline of post-classical cultures.

The Roman Paratext

The Roman Paratext
Author: Laura Jansen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2014-03-20
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 113986761X

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What is a paratext, and where can we find it in a Roman text? What kind of space does a paratext occupy, and how does this space relate to the text and its contexts? How do we interpret Roman texts 'paratextually'? And what does this approach suggest about a work's original modes of plotting meaning, or the assumptions that underpin our own interpretation? These questions are central to the conceptual and practical concerns of the volume, which offers a synoptic study of Roman paratextuality and its exegesis within the broad sphere of Roman studies. Its contributions, which span literary, epigraphic and visual culture, focus on a wide variety of paratextual features - e.g. titles and inter-titles, prefaces, indices, inscriptions, closing statements, decorative and formalistic details - and other paratextual phenomena, such as the frames that can be plotted at various intersections of a text's formal organization.

Reading Roman Declamation

Reading Roman Declamation
Author: Martin T. Dinter
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3110352516

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As a genre situated at the crossroad of rhetoric and fiction, declamatio offers the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. Placing the literariness of (Ps)Quintilian’s oeuvre into the spotlight, this volume showcases declamation as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning, literary technique and generic conventions. It is of interest to students and scholars of rhetoric and Roman Literature.

Roman Frugality

Roman Frugality
Author: Ingo Gildenhard
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2020-07-09
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1108840167

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Explores frugal thought and practice in Roman history, from the archaic period to the early empire and beyond.

Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature

Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature
Author: Javier Martínez
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2014-01-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9004266429

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Fakes and Forgers of Classical Literature comprises essays which revise the position of the forged text in the literary tradition and, in light of modern approaches of philology and literary criticism, offer exciting new strategies for understanding forgery and the play with authenticity within ancient literature itself.

Tenue est mendacium

Tenue est mendacium
Author: Klaus Lennartz
Publsiher: Barkhuis
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2022-05-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9493194507

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Many new and fruitful avenues of investigation open up when scholars consider forgery as a creative act rather than a crime. We invited authors to contribute work without imposing any restrictions beyond a willingness to consider new approaches to the subject of ancient fakes, forgeries, and questions of authenticity. The result is this volume, in which our aim is to display some of the many possibilities available to scholarship. The exposure of fraud and the pursuit of truth may still be valid scholarly goals, but they implicitly demand that we confront the status of any text as a focal point for matters of belief and conviction. Recent approaches to forgery have begun to ask new questions, some intended purely for the sake of debate: Ought we to consider any author to have some inherent authenticity that precludes the possibility of a forger's successful parody? If every fake text has a real context, what can be learned about the cultural circumstances which give rise to forgeries? If every real text can potentially engender a parallel history of fakes, what can this alternative narrative teach us? What epistemological prejudices can lead us to swear a fake is genuine, or dismiss the real thing as inauthentic? Following Splendide Mendax and Animo Decipiendi?, this is the latest installment of an ongoing inquiry, conducted by scholars in numerous countries, into how the ancient world - its literature and culture, its history and art - appears when viewed through the lens of fakes and forgeries, sincerities and authenticities, genuine signatures and pseudepigrapha. How does scholarship tell the truth if evidence doesn't? But fabula docet: The falsum does not simply make the great, annoying stone before the door of the truth (otherwise this here would really be a "council of antiquarians and paleographers"). The falsum makes a delicate, fine tissue. It allows the verum to shine through, in nuances and reliefs that were less noticeable without its counterpart, really tied at the head. And, treated differentiated, it becomes even itself perlucidum, shines out with "hidden values."

Lucan s Imperial World

Lucan s Imperial World
Author: Laura Zientek
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-06
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1350097438

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These new essays comprise the first collective study of Lucan and his epic poem that focuses specifically on points of contact between his text and the cultural, literary, and historical environments in which he lived and wrote. The Bellum Civile, Lucan's poetic narrative of the monumental civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus, explores the violent foundations of the Roman principate and the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The poem, composed more than a century later during the reign of Nero, thus recalls the past while being very much a product of its time. This volume offers innovative readings that seek to interpret Lucan's epic in terms of the contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, rhetoric, geography, and cultural memory of the author's lifetime. In doing so, these studies illuminate how approaching Lucan and his text in light of their contemporary environments enriches our understanding of author, text, and context individually and in conversation with each other.

Text Kontext Kontextualisierung

Text  Kontext  Kontextualisierung
Author: Ute Tischer
Publsiher: Georg Olms Verlag
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-12-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 3487157292

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„Kontextualisierung“ gilt als ein unverzichtbares Instrument bei der Analyse antiker Texte. Ist etwas als „Kontext“ benannt, spricht man ihm ein Erklärungspotential zu, welches bewirkt, dass das Kontextualisierte erst angemessen verstanden werden kann. Die Entscheidung, etwas als Kontext anzusehen, berührt daher stets auch die Frage nach der Angemessenheit der Interpretation. Das Anliegen des Bandes ist es, beide Begriffe zu problematisieren und die methodische Reflexion darüber anzustoßen. Einleitend werden drei in Kulturwissenschaften, Linguistik und Literaturtheorie entwickelte Kontextkonzepte vorgestellt. Eine Reihe altertumswissenschaftlicher Beiträge reflektiert exemplarisch, was „Kontext“ im jeweiligen Zusammenhang bedeutet, wie Kontextbeziehungen hergestellt werden und welches analytische Potential sich daraus ergibt. In drei Sektionen beschäftigen sie sich damit, wie „Kontext“ in Interpretationen in Anspruch genommen wird, mit dem Problem fehlender oder multipler Kontexte sowie mit den Anschlussstellen für Kontextualisierungen in Texten. "Contextualisation" is generally held to be an indispensable instrument for analysing ancient works. Identifying something as a "context" involves providing an explanation for it that allows the contextualised text or fact to be appropriately understood. Thus, the decision to view something as a context is closely connected with the problem of correct interpretation. It is the aim of this volume to critically examine these two concepts and to initiate reflection on the methodology used. The volume starts by introducing three contextual concepts developed in the fields of cultural studies, linguistics and modern literary studies. A number of papers using Greek and Latin works as examples reflect on the meaning of "context", the ways of establishing relationships between texts and contexts, and the resulting potential for analysis and interpretation. The papers are divided into three sections that focus on how the term and concept of "context" is used in interpretations, on the problem of missing or multiple contexts, and on possible interfaces that the ancient works themselves provide between text and context(s).