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Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

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Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome - Gurd, Sean Alexander
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Work in Progress offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and representational strategies of Roman authors at the end of the republic and the beginning of the principate. It focuses on Cicero, Horace, Quintilian, Martial, and Pliny the Younger, but also offers discussions of Isocrates, Plato, and Hellenistic poetry. The book's central argument is that revision made textuality into a medium of social exchange. Revisions were not always made by authors working alone: often, ...

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Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199837519

Hardcover