Item description for The Propaganda of Power: The Role of Panegyric in Late Antiquity (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava. Supplementum, 183) by Mary Whitby & Bernhard Felmberg...
The 15 essays presented here shed new light on the role of panegyric in the western and eastern Roman Empire in the late antique world. Introductory chapters examine panegyrical works by major writers, the anonymous Panegyric Latini, and the relationship between writers in Greek and Latin. Others look at the development of panegyric during the Christian Roman empire (4th-7th centuries): panegyric in society, the hidden agenda or subversive subtext, and the impact of Christianity on the pagan tradition of the panegyric (reflected in the panegyric portraits of patriarchs in Church historians and panegyric of holy men).
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1998
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004105719 ISBN13 9789004105713
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More About Mary Whitby & Bernhard Felmberg
Richard Price is Lecturer in the History of Christianity at Heythrop College, University of London and author of an annotated translation on 'Theodoret, History of the Monks of Syria'. He has edited the 'Acts of the Council of Chalcedon', published in the TTH series. Mary Whitby is Instructor in Greek and Latin in the University of Oxford and Lecturer in Ancient Greek at Merton College, Oxford. She is a General Editor of the Translated Texts for Historians series.
Mary Whitby has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.