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Roman literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian literary interactions, AD 96-138

This volume is the first holistic investigation of Roman literature and literary culture under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian (AD 96-138). With case studies from Frontinus, Juvenal, Martial, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Quintilian, Suetonius and Tacitus among others, the eighteen chapters offer not just innovative readings of literary (and some 'less literary') texts, but a collaborative enquiry into the networks and culture in which they are embedded. The book brings together established and novel methodologies to explore the connections, conversations and silences between these texts and their authors, both on and off the page. The scholarly dialogues that result not only shed fresh light on the dynamics of literary production and consumption in the 'High Roman Empire', but offer new provocations to students of intertextuality and interdiscursivity across classical literature. How can and should we read textual interactions in their social, literary and cultural contexts?
eBook, English, 2018
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018
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Part I. Bridging Divides: Literary Interactions from Quintilian to Juvenal: 1. Quintilian, Pliny, Tacitus Christopher Whitton; 2. I will survive (you): Martial and Tacitus on regime change Victoria Rimell; 3. Flavian epic and Trajanic historiography: speaking into the silence Emma Buckley; 4. Pliny and Martial: dupes and non-dupes in the early Empire William Fitzgerald; 5. Paradoxography and marvels in post-Domitianic literature: 'an extraordinary affair, even in the hearing!' Rhiannon Ash; 6. Pliny and Suetonius on giving and returning imperial power Paul Roche; 7. From Martial to Juvenal (Epigrams 12.18) Gavin Kelly; Part II. Interactions On and Off the Page: 8. Amicable and hostile exchange in the culture of recitation Matthew Roller; 9. Images of Domitius Apollinaris in Pliny and Martial: intertextual discourses as aspects of self-definition and differentiation Sigrid Mratschek; 10. Reading Frontinus in Martial's Epigrams Alice König; 11. Saturninus the helmsman, Pliny and friends: legal and literary letter collections Jill Harries; 12. Pliny Epistles 10 and imperial correspondence: the empire of letters Myles Lavan; 13. Traditional exempla and Nerva's new modernity: making Fabricius take the cash Ruth Morello; 14. Extratextuality: literary interactions with oral culture and exemplary ethics Rebecca Langlands; Part III. Into the Silence: The Limits of Interaction: 15. The Regulus connection: displacing Lucan between Martial and Pliny Ilaria Marchesi; 16. Forgetting the Juvenalien in our midst: literary amnesia in the Satires Tom Geue; 17. Childhood education and the boundaries of interaction: [Plutarch], Quintilian, Juvenal James Uden; 18. Pliny and Plutarch's practical ethics: a newly rediscovered dialogue Roy K. Gibson; ENVOI/VENIO John Henderson.
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