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.
Contents/pieces: 2 records
Online Access: Online available
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the work of examples
  • Horatius Cocles : commemorating and imitating a great deed
  • Cloelia : timelessness and gender
  • Appius Claudius Caecus : positive and negative exemplarity
  • Gaius Duilius : exemplarity and innovation
  • Fabius Cunctator : competing judgments and moral change
  • Cornelia : an exemplary matrona among the Gracchi
  • Cicero's house and "aspiring to kingship"
  • Conclusion : exemplarity and stoicism.