By Paul Roche

Pliny's Panegyricus (AD a hundred) survives as a different instance of senatorial rhetoric from the early Roman Empire. It bargains an eyewitness account of the final years of Domitian's principate, the reign of Nerva and Trajan's early years, and it communicates an in depth senatorial view at the behaviour anticipated of an emperor. it truly is an enormous record within the improvement of the beliefs of imperial management, however it additionally contributes tremendously to our realizing of imperial political tradition extra usually. This quantity, the 1st ever dedicated to the Panegyricus, includes specialist reviews of its key ancient and rhetorical contexts, in addition to very important serious techniques to the broadcast model of the speech and its impact in antiquity. It bargains students of Roman historical past, literature and rhetoric an updated evaluation of key methods to the speech, and scholars and readers an authoritative creation to this very important and under-appreciated speech.

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