Item description for Poetry for Patrons: Literary Communication in the Age of Domitian (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Ruurd R. Nauta...
A study of the phenomenon of literary patronage, both non-imperial and imperial, during the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian (81-96 AD), this work centres on the "Epigrams" of Martial and the "Silvae" of Statius. The book deals not only with the relationships between poets and patrons, but also with the audiences and the functions of patron-oriented poetry. It includes discussions of such topics as "patronage" versus "friendship", the poetic "I", the role of poetry at symposia and festivals, dedication and publication, the influence of rhetoric on poetry, and the poetic representation of imperial power.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.5" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004108858 ISBN13 9789004108851