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Beyond the Second Sophistic - a book by Whitmarsh, Tim

Beyond the Second Sophistic

Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Beyond the Second Sophistic( )
Author: Whitmarsh, Tim
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $49.95
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The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed as a defense of Hellenic civilization against the domination of Rome. This book proposes a very different model. Covering popular fiction, poetry and Greco-Jewish material, it argues for a rich, dynamic, and diverse culture, which cannot be reduced to a simple model of...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical

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