What's in a name?: the significance of proper names in classical Latin literature

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Classical Press of Wales, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 196 pages
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Latin poets and prose writers of the classical period and later used--and withheld--names subtly and to important effect. Here, in eleven new essays, an eminent international cast explore themes which include 'speaking' names, often involving bilingual Latin/Greek play; the ways in which persons and objects are named in contexts of invective or endearment; the significant suppression or changing of names; the religious and historical significances of names; the uses of names in literary catalogues; names as devices to structure a group of shorter poems.

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Personal names and invective in Cicero
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divine retribution and the poet
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some significant choices
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