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Title Pliny's praise : the Panegyricus in the Roman world / edited by Paul Roche.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  876.01 PLIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-203)and indexes.
Contents 1. Pliny's thanksgiving: an introduction to the Panegyricus / Paul Roche -- 2. Self-fashioning in the Panegyricus / Carlos F. NoreƱa -- 3. The Panegyricus and the monuments of Rome / Paul Roche -- 4. The Panegyricus and rhetorical theory / D. C. Innes -- 5. Ciceronian praise as a step towards Pliny's Panegyricus / Gesine Manuwald -- 6. Contemporary contexts / Bruce Gibson -- 7. Politics and the sublime in the Panegyricus / G. O. Hutchinson -- 8. Down the Pan: historical exemplarity in the Panegyricus / John Henderson -- 9. Afterwords of praise / Roger Rees.
Summary "Pliny's Panegyricus (AD 100) survives as a unique example of senatorial rhetoric from the early Roman Empire. It offers an eyewitness account of the last years of Domitian's principate, the reign of Nerva and Trajan's early years, and it communicates a detailed senatorial view on the behaviour expected of an emperor. It is an important document in the development of the ideals of imperial leadership, but it also contributes greatly to our understanding of imperial political culture more generally. This volume, the first ever devoted to the Panegyricus, contains expert studies of its key historical and rhetorical contexts, as well as important critical approaches to the published version of the speech and its influence in antiquity. It offers scholars of Roman history, literature and rhetoric an up-to-date overview of key approaches to the speech, and students and interested readers an authoritative introduction to this vital and under-appreciated speech"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Roche, P. A. (Paul A.), editor.
Subject Pliny, the Younger. Panegyricus.
Pliny, the Younger -- Literary style.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- History and criticism.
Praise in literature.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-284 A.D. -- Historiography.
Variant Title Panegyricus in the Roman world.
ISBN 9781107009059 (hbk.)
1107009057 (hbk.)