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Beyond the Second Sophistic : adventures in Greek postclassicism

Author: Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Whitmarsh
ISBN: 9780520276819 0520276817
OCLC Number: 836557423
Description: xiii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beyond the Second Sophistic, into the post-classical --
Fiction beyond the canon. The "invention of fiction" --
The romance of genre --
Belief in fiction: Euhemerus and the sacred inscription --
An I for an I: reading fictional autobiography --
Metamorphoses of The ass --
Addressing power: fictional letters between Darius and Alexander --
Philostratus' heroicus: fictions of Hellenism --
Mimesis and the gendered icon in Greek theory and fiction --
Poetry and prose. Greek poets and Roman patrons in the Late Republic and Early Empire: Crinagoras, antipater and others on Rome --
The Cretan lyre paradox: Mesomedes, Hadrian and the poetics of patronage --
Lucianic paratragedy --
Quickening the classics: the politics of prose in Roman Greece --
Beyond the Greek sophistic. Politics and identity in Ezekiel's Exagoge --
Adventures of the Solymoi.
Responsibility: Tim Whitmarsh.

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