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Author Unknown

The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674988200

Publication Date: 09/17/2019


376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: Literature Unmastered
  • I. The Power of the Name
    • 1. Name Power
    • 2. Tongue Ties: Ovid’s Ibis
    • 3. A Play without Names: Octavia
  • II. The Universal No-Name
    • 4. Phaedrus by Name
    • 5. Poet Seeks Patron: An Open Letter from Me to You, Or Numerosa Laus
    • 6. The Timeless Pastoral of Calpurnius Siculus
  • III. Whence and When
    • 7. Whence: Sources, Frames, Contexts
    • 8. Historical Transcendence
  • Conclusion: Unknowing Literature
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • References
  • General Index
  • Index Locorum

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