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The Resource The ghosts of the past : Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate, Basil Dufallo

The ghosts of the past : Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate, Basil Dufallo

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The ghosts of the past : Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate
Title
The ghosts of the past
Title remainder
Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate
Statement of responsibility
Basil Dufallo
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To understand the literary life of the Roman dead, The Ghosts of the Past develops a new perspective on Latin literature's interaction with Roman culture. Drawing on the insights of sociology, anthropology, and performance theory, Basil Dufallo argues that authors of the late Republic and early Principate engage strategically with Roman behaviors centered on the dead and their world in order to address urgent political and social concerns. Republican literature exploits this context for the ends of political competition among the clan-based Roman elite, while early imperial literature seeks to restage the republican practices for a reformed Augustan society." "Calling into question boundaries of genre and literary form, Dufallo's study will revise current understandings of Latin literature as a cultural and performance practice. Works as diverse as Cicero's speeches, Propertian elegy, Horace's epodes and satires, and Vergil's Aeneid appear in a new light as performed texts interacting with other kinds of cultural performance from which they might otherwise seem isolated."
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dufallo, Basil
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin literature
  • Dead in literature
  • Dead in literature
  • Latin literature
Label
The ghosts of the past : Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate, Basil Dufallo
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The dead as living -- Oratory and magic in Republican Rome -- Domesticae furiae : Cicero's tragic universe -- The Second Philippic as cultural resistance -- Propertian elegy as "restored behavior" -- Vergil's alternatives to Republican performance -- Conclusion: The living as the dead
Control code
ocn608484929
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272244
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1ctr1d7
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608484929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The ghosts of the past : Latin literature, the dead, and Rome's transition to a principate, Basil Dufallo
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The dead as living -- Oratory and magic in Republican Rome -- Domesticae furiae : Cicero's tragic universe -- The Second Philippic as cultural resistance -- Propertian elegy as "restored behavior" -- Vergil's alternatives to Republican performance -- Conclusion: The living as the dead
Control code
ocn608484929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 175 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814272244
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1ctr1d7
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608484929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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