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Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did Roman poets create character? This book frames this question through the cultural and intellectual horizons of Roman authors and audiences. By applying the philosophical, rhetorical, and ... More


Philosophy

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius constantly expresses the Roman disdain for philosophy not directed at improving human life, yet although he lacks the aptitude for abstract speculation his interests range further than ... More


Lucan’s Cato and the Poetics of Exemplarity

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

“Lucan’s Cato and the Poetics of Exemplarity.” As an exemplary figure of Roman Stoicism and a Republican martyr of the declamation schools, the all too imitable Cato inspires a dynamic of lethal ... More


Introduction

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction defines characterization in Roman poetry as a form of allusion, and establishes its basis in Stoic philosophy, rhetorical practice, and mechanisms of exemplarity. Repetition and ... More


Marcus the Stoic in <i>Marius the Epicurean</i>

Richard Rutherford

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The figure of Marcus Aurelius in Pater’s novel Marius the Epicurean is examined in order to shed light on Pater’s complex attitude to both pagan philosophy and early Christianity. The novel makes ... More


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