Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Greek Literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh

Greek 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.

Buy Greek Literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199271375
ISBN-10: 0199271372
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Greek Literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh

Book Reviews - Greek Literature and the Roman Empire by Tim Whitmarsh

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Greek Literature and the Roman Empire book by Tim Whitmarsh and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Tim Whitmarsh

Tim Whitmarsh is Leverhulme Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature, University of Exeter.

Books By Tim Whitmarsh

Battling the Gods by Tim Whitmarsh
Paperback, January 2017
$18.97
Romance between Greece and the East by Tim Whitmarsh
Paperback, July 2015
$53.96
Beyond the Second Sophistic by Tim Whitmarsh
Hardback, September 2013
$73.80