The Anxieties Of Pliny the Younger - Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies (Hardback)Stanley E. Hoffer (author)
Hardback 256 Pages
This book provides a new understanding of Pliny's letters by combining historical analysis of the social pressures that shape Pliny's authorial pose with close literary analysis of the letters themselves. It demonstrates how ruling-class ideology is disseminated and how it shapes the literary persona and personal identity of a ruling-class member. The powerful heuristic tool of examining the interplay between confidence and anxieties in the letters will help restore Pliny's relatively neglected masterpiece to a more prominent place in undergraduate Latin and Roman Civilization courses.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 521 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 20 mm
Hoffer's monograph will take Plinian studies, as the current phrase goes, "to the next level." In fact, scholars working on any literature of the early imperial period will want to have a look at this work. * Andrew Riggsby, University of Texas, Austin *
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