The Ideology of Classicism: Language, History, and Identity in Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Google eBook)

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Walter de Gruyter, May 26, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 395 pages
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This is the first systematic study of Greek classicism, a crucial element of Graeco-Roman culture under Augustus, from the perspective of cultural identity: what vision of the world and their own role in it motivated Greek and Roman intellectuals to commit themselves to reliving the classical Greek past in Augustan Rome? This book will be of interest to scholars working on late Hellenistic and Early Imperial Greek and Roman literature and culture, the Second Sophistic, and ancient cultural identity, as well as intellectual historians of Western thought. All Greek and Latin is translated.
  

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Contents

The Aims and Methods of This Study
1
Language and Identity in Dionysius Classicism
60
The Construction of a Classicist Past
120
Being a Classicist Critic
226
The Interactive Structure of Dionysius Writings
279
6 Conclusions
352
References
361
Indices
387
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Nicolas Wiater, Universität Bonn, Germany.

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