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Actors in the Audience

Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674280991

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

309 pages

Revealing Antiquity


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  • Preface
  • 1. The Emperor’s Audience: Nero and the Theatrical Paradigm
  • 2. The Invasion of the Stage: Nero Tragoedus
  • 3. Oppositional Innuendo: Performance, Allusion, and the Audience
  • 4. Praise and Doublespeak: Tacitus’ Dialogus and Juvenal’s Seventh Satire
  • 5. The Art of Sincerity: Pliny’s Panegyricus
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1. The “Cena Trimalchionis” as Theater
  • Appendix 2. Did Maternus Destroy Vatinius Through His Play?
  • Appendix 3. [Longinus’] On The Sublime §44 And Maternus’ Eulogy
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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