Models from the Past in Roman Culture: A World of Exempla

Models from the Past in Roman Culture: A World of Exempla

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1107162599 | 341 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Historical examples played a key role in ancient Roman culture, and Matthew Roller's book presents a coherent model for understanding the rhetorical, moral, and historiographical operations of Roman exemplarity. It examines the process of observing, evaluating, and commemorating noteworthy actors, or deeds, and then holding those performances up as norms by which to judge subsequent actors or as patterns for them to imitate. The model is fleshed out via detailed case studies of individual exemplary performers, the monuments that commemorate them, and the later contexts - the political arguments and social debates - in which these figures are invoked to support particular positions or agendas. Roller also considers the boundaries of, and ancient alternatives to, exemplary modes of argumentation, morality, and historical thinking. The book will engage anyone interested in how societies, from ancient Rome to today, invoke past performers and their deeds to address contemporary concerns and interests.


[Fast Download] Models from the Past in Roman Culture: A World of Exempla

Related eBooks:
Form-Function Mapping in Content-Based Language Teaching: A Study of Interlanguage Restructuring
Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill
Hellenistic Epigram: Contexts of Exploration
Malagasy-English, English-Malagasy: Dictionary and Phrasebook
Rhetoric and Power: The Drama of Classical Greece
Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity
Revelation 8-22. An Exegetical Commentary
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian,2 Ed
Ich rede: Kommunikationsfallen und wie man sie umgeht - Isabel Garcia
Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 2
The Waterless Sea : A Curious History of Mirages
Dictionnaire des combinaisons de mots
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.