Pliny's Praise: The Panegyricus in the Roman World
Cambridge University Press, May 26, 2011 - History
Pliny's Panegyricus (AD 100) survives as a unique example of senatorial rhetoric from the early Roman Empire. It offers an eyewitness account of the last years of Domitian's principate, the reign of Nerva and Trajan's early years, and it communicates a detailed senatorial view on the behaviour expected of an emperor. It is an important document in the development of the ideals of imperial leadership, but it also contributes greatly to our understanding of imperial political culture more generally. This volume, the first ever devoted to the Panegyricus, contains expert studies of its key historical and rhetorical contexts, as well as important critical approaches to the published version of the speech and its influence in antiquity. It offers scholars of Roman history, literature and rhetoric an up-to-date overview of key approaches to the speech, and students and interested readers an authoritative introduction to this vital and under-appreciated speech.
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chapter 2 Selffashioning in the Panegyricus
chapter 3 The Panegyricus and the Monuments of Rome
chapter 4 The Panegyricus and rhetorical theory
chapter 5 Ciceronian praise as a step towards Plinys Panegyricus
chapter 6 Contemporary contexts
chapter 7 Politics and the sublime in the Panegyricus
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