Greek Literature and the Roman Empire
The Politics of Imitation
By (author) Tim Whitmarsh
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Greek Literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh
Book DescriptionGreek Literature and the Roman Empire uses up-to-date literary and cultural theory to make a major and original contribution to the appreciation of Greek literature written under the Roman Empire during the second century CE (the so-called 'Second Sophistic'). This literature should not be dismissed as unoriginal and mediocre. Rather, its central preoccupations, especially mimesis and paideia, provide significant insights into the definition of Greek identity during the period. Focusing upon a series of key texts by important authors (including Dio Chrysostom, Plutarch, Philostratus, Lucian, Favorinus, and the novelists), Whitmarsh argues that narratives telling of educated Greeks' philosophical advice to empowered Romans (including emperors) offer a crucial point of entry into the complex and often ambivalent relationships between Roman conquerors and Greek subjects. Their authors' rich and complex engagement with the literary past articulates an ingenious and sophisticated response to their present socio-political circumstances.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199271375
(215mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model.
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Author Biography - Tim Whitmarsh
Tim Whitmarsh is Leverhulme Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature, University of Exeter.
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