ETHICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMUNITY IN LATER ROMAN DECLAMATION

By: Bernstein, Neil W.

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Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation is the first book devoted exclusively to the Major Declamations and its reception in later European literature. It argues that the fictional scenarios of the Major Declamations enable the conceptual exploration of a variety of ethical and social issues. Chapters explore these cultural matters, covering, in turn, the construction of authority, the verification of claims, the conventions of reciprocity, and the ethics of spectatorship. The book closes with a study of the reception of the collection by the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives and the eighteenth-century scholar Lorenzo Patarol, followed by a brief postscript that deftly surveys the use of declamatory exercises in the contemporary university. This much-needed and engaging study will rescue the Major Declamations from generations of neglect, while critically informing current work in rhetorical studies. ; 240 pages

Title: ETHICS, IDENTITY, AND COMMUNITY IN LATER ROMAN DECLAMATION

Author Name: Bernstein, Neil W.

Categories: Late Antiquity,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0199964114

ISBN Number 13: 9780199964116

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 17412

Keywords: Late Antiquity Ethics & Morality Oratory Social & Cultural