Latin Panegyric

Paperback | April 8, 2012

EditorRoger Rees

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What was Roman political praise for and what could it achieve? Could it have literary merit? What do the surviving examples of Roman political praise-giving reveal about the circumstances and milieu in which they originated? Latin Panegyric brings together sixteen essays focussing on praise in the Roman Empire and, in particular, on praise of the emperor. Spanning a century of scholarship, and constituting landmark studies on different aspects of the largest collection of classical Latin oratory to survive after Cicero- the Panegyrici Latini - this collection includes speeches addressed to the emperors Trajan, Maximian, Constantine, Julian, and Theodosius, and traces three centuries of oratorical praise-giving in the Roman world. These influential readings consider textual, rhetorical, literary, political, andreligious matters, and together represent the evolving landscape of academic attitudes towards praise discourse, with its strengths and problems, and towards some of the best-known Roman emperors. With a full introduction by the editor, and with four essays translated into English for the firsttime, this valuable volume plots the narratives of Roman praise and gives students of classical literature, history, and rhetoric direct access to key scholarship.

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What was Roman political praise for and what could it achieve? Could it have literary merit? What do the surviving examples of Roman political praise-giving reveal about the circumstances and milieu in which they originated? Latin Panegyric brings together sixteen essays focussing on praise in the Roman Empire and, in particular, on p...

Roger Rees is Reader in Latin at St Andrews University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:April 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsPrefaceIntroductions1. R.D. Rees: The Modern History of Latin Panegyric2. R.A.B. Mynors and translated by R.D. Rees.: Preface to the OCT edition of the --XII Panegyrici Latin3. R. Pichon and translated by R.D. Rees: The Origin of the --Panegyrici Latini CollectionPliny's Panegyricus4. B. Radice: Pliny and the Panegyricus5. S. Morton Braund: Praise and Protreptic in Early Imperial Panegyric6. E. Fantham: Two Levels of Orality in the Genesis of Pliny's --Panegyricus7. M.P.O. Morford: iubes esse liberos: Pliny's Panegyricus and Liberty8. S. Bartsch: The Art of Sincerity: Pliny's --Panegyricus9. Divine Comedya Accession propaganda in Pliny, --Epistles 10.1-2 and the PanegyricThe Gallic Panegyrics10. C.E.V. Nixon: Latin Panegyric in the Tetrarchic and Constantinian Period11. S. MacCormack: Latin Prose Panegyrics12. E. Vereeke and translated by R.D. Rees: The Corpus of Latin Panegyrics from Late Antiquity: Problems of Imitation13. W.S. Maguinness: Locutions and Formulae of the Latin Panegyrist14. B. Saylor Rodgers: Divine Insinuation in the --Panegyrici Latini15. B.H. Warmington: Aspects of Constantinian Propaganda in the --Panegyrici Latini16. R. Blockley: The Panegyric of Claudius Mamertinus on the Emperor Julian17. A. Lippold and translated by D. Richardson: The Ideal of the Ruler and Attachment to tradition in Pacatus PanegyricBibliography