Models from the past in Roman culture : a world of exempla

"Models from the Past in Roman Culture 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, e...

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Main Author: Roller, Matthew B. 1966- , [Author]
Published: Cambridge New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
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Online Access: Online available
Summary: "Models from the Past in Roman Culture 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 a 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"--
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781316677353