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Cicero, Catullus and the Language of Social Performance

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Description for Cicero, Catullus and the Language of Social Performance Paperback. Charm, wit and style were essential, but dangerous ingredients in the social repertoire of the Roman elite. This work explores the complexities and ambiguities of charm, wit and style in Roman literature of the late Republic by tracking the origins and development of the terms used. Num Pages: 376 pages, 20 line drawings, 2 tables. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 2ADL; 3D; CFG; DNF; DSBB; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 22. Weight in Grams: 500.
Charm, wit and style were critical, but dangerous, ingredients in the social repertoire of the Roman elite. Their use drew special attention, but also exposed one to potential ridicule or rejection for valuing style over substance. Brian A. Krostenko explores the complexities and ambiguities of charm, wit and style in Roman literature of the late Republic by tracking the origins, development and use of the terms that described them, which he calls the language of social performance . As Krostenko desmonstrates, a key feature of this language is its capacity to express both approval and disdain - an artifact ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Condition
New
Weight
500g
Number of Pages
376
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226454443
SKU
V9780226454443
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About Brian Krostenko
Brian A. Krostenko is an assistant professor of classics at the University of Chicago.

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