Actors in the audience : theatricality and doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian / Shadi Bartsch

Author(s): Bartsch, Shadi, 1966-
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Subjects: Latin literature--History and criticism
Roman emperors in literature
Literature and history--Rome
Role playing in literature
Dictators in literature
Theater audiences--Rome
Communication--Rome
Rhetoric, Ancient
Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.--Historiography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994
Series: Revealing antiquity 6
LC Classification: P, PA
Table of Contents: 1. The Emperor's Audience: Nero and the Theatrical Paradigm 1
2. The Invasion of the Stage: Nero Tragoedus 36
3. Oppositional Innuendo: Performance, Allusion, and the Audience 63
4. Praise and Doublespeak: Tacitus' Dialogus and Juvenal's Seventh Satire 98
5. The Art of Sincerity: Pliny's Panegyricus 148
Epilogue 189
Appendix 1. The "Cena Trimalchionis" as Theater 197
Appendix 2. Did Maternus Destroy Vatinius through His Play? 200
Appendix 3. [Longinus'] on the Sublime [actual symbol not reproducible] and Maternus' Eulogy 203
Notes 207
Bibliography 289
Index 305
Notes: LCCN: 93048739
ISBN: 0674003578 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-304) and index
Physical Description: vi, 309 p. ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 29879007
ISBN/ISSN: 0674003578

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