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Author Roller, Matthew B., 1966- author
Title Models from the past in Roman culture : a world of exempla / Matthew B. Roller, The Johns Hopkins University
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  740.22 R749    DUE 04-16-22  計劃用書  30580003383408
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DG203 R749 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001315803
Descript xix, 321 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Note "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-312) and index
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
Subject Rome -- Sources -- Biography
Role models -- Rome -- History -- Sources
Rome -- Social life and customs -- History -- Sources
Memory -- Social aspects -- Rome
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