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224 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621105

Bookseller Code (06)

Imperial Panegyric from Diocletian to Honorius

Edited by Adrastos Omissi and Alan J. Ross

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians Contexts LUP

  • Examines one of the most important literatures of the late Roman period
  • Investigates to what extent there was a unified concept of imperial panegyric, and how local circumstances shaped individual speeches.
  • Considers the ways in which traditional forms of praise-giving respond to fourth-century phenomena such as the expansion of Christianity, collegial rulership, and the decline of Rome as the political centre of the empire
  • Contributors include a roster of some of the most important names in the field of panegyric studies