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Published: 19 January 2017

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190275952

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Staging Memory, Staging Strife

Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

  • The first overarching analysis of the Octavia as an important staging ground for how the early empire was remembered
  • Brings together a wider array of authors - prose and poetry - into a coherent reading of the literature of Julio-Claudian Rome at an important point in its reception
  • An innovative synthesis of intertextual analysis and cultural memory theory to investigate the role of literature in shaping memories of the past