Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii (Hardback)Kristina Milnor (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 223 x 144 x 23 mm
Milnor advances our understanding of what literature meant to the general populace, while contributing to recent scholarship on the social and material contexts of ancient graffiti ... Milnor's book is a welcome addition to the field of graffiti studies. * Sarah Levin-Richardson, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
Throughout, she displays commendable control of her often difficult subject matter, awareness of the importance adhering to evidentiary and historical contextualisation ... the ability to balance description with close reading and critical evaluation, and welcome restraint from the impulse to over-develop narrative or interpretation. Milnor approaches her Milnor approaches her study in a direct, methodical and thorough manner ... an independent and valuable contribution to historical knowledge. * Peter Keegan, SHARP News *
Milnor covers much ground in this volume, examining the literary influences on graffiti, from epigram to ekphrasis, from funerary to epistolary, from elegy to panegyric. * R. Benefiel, Journal of Roman Studies *
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