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Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

William A. Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Readers and Reading Culture in the High Empire examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome. The focus is on deep sociocultural contextualization for ... More


Fronto and Aurelius: Contubernium and Solitary Reader

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Fronto was the teacher and friend of Marcus Aurelius. Fronto’s Letters show a man intent on constructing literary culture within the context of the contubernium, an ideal of close connection and ... More


The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work ... More


Back to Fronto: Doctor and Patient in his Correspondence with an Emperor *

Annelise Freisenbruch

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-evaluates Fronto's letters within the traditions of epistolary scholarship and against the backdrop of a surge of interest in the epistolarity of the letter collections of antiquity. ... More


Letters of Recommendation and the Rhetoric of Praise

Roger Rees

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines letters of reference or recommendations written by Charlesworth, Cicero, Pliny, and Fronto, focusing on how the authors emphasize their own discretion in offering their ... More


Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Antonine Rome *: Apuleius, Fronto, and Gellius

Simon Swain

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Having considered the Romans' relationship with Greek culture from Cicero by way of the Elder Seneca, Quintilian, the Younger Pliny, and Suetonius down to Apuleius, in particular, the implications of ... More


Gellius and Fronto on Loanwords and Literary Models *: Their Evaluation of Laberius

Alessandro Garcea and Valeria Lomanto

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the linguistic categories ‘Latin’, ‘Greek’, and ‘barbarian’, with particular reference to the debate in Gellius 19.13 over the status in Latin of the word, nanus (dwarf), ... More


Correctors and Critics II

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter argues that the hundreds of corrected literary papyri from Hellenistic and early imperial times without signed subscriptions suggest that it was not untill the 4th century that they ... More


Introduction: Cicero's Letters and Linguistic Politeness

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the social context of letter-writing during the Late Roman Republic, especially among the aristocracy and its concern with social manners. It also examines recent ... More


Marcus Aurelius in Love

Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this ... More


Concordance

in Marcus Aurelius in Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This concordance serves two sets. The general reader may wish to find the letters in this collection in C. R. Haines's Loeb translation, where they can be seen in the context of Marcus Cornelius ... More


Greek: Language, Poets, Orators

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/9780199263196.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius freely admits Greek words, phrases, and quotations to his text, but generally in relation to Latin. He has much to say about translation from Greek into Latin, and the limits to its ... More


Language and Style

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/9780199263196.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When a word or construction used by Gellius attracts our notice, it may be either pre- or post-classical, the latter including false archaisms; although in certain matters he returns to pre-Augustan ... More


Honoured Orators

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/9780199263196.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Gellius's relations with the leading Roman orator of his age, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and his Greek counterpart Herodes Atticus. Fronto, who appears in five chapters, is ... More


Introduction

in Marcus Aurelius in Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 1815 Angelo Mai found a long-lost treasure of the classical world in the Ambrosian Library in Milan: a palimpsest codex containing, among other works, many of the letters of Marcus Cornelius ... More


Letters

in Marcus Aurelius in Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter presents an exchange of letters between Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cornelius Fronto. The first letter, written by Marcus to Fronto, indicates that Marcus is longing for Fronto. Marcus ... More


Warehousing and Complementary Cargoes on the Alexandria Grain Run

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Three case studies that shed light on the conditions in which trade was conducted on the Alexandria grain run form the subject of this chapter. Two are based on the Murecine tablets and the other on ... More


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