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Published: 13 August 2020

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780198746010

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Reading Roman Declamation

Seneca the Elder

Edited by Martin T. Dinter, Charles Guérin, and Marcos Martinho dos Santos

  • Offers the first-ever English-language edited volume on Seneca the Elder, whose texts, the Controversiae and Suasoriae, are our most extensive surviving sources of Roman declamation
  • Invigorates the oft-neglected subject of Roman declamation by reading declamatory texts against up-to-date trends in literary theory and criticism, such as cultural memory theory and intertextuality
  • Highlights the 'dark side' of Roman declamation and its manipulative, competitive, and pernicious potential, sparking discussions about truth and fiction in public oratory that parallel contemporary concerns with 'fake news'
  • Includes English translations of all Greek and Latin quotations, ensuring accessibility to readers at all levels of familiarity with ancient languages