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Second Sophistic (Tim Whitmarsh) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780198568810
Second Sophistic (Tim Whitmarsh) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2006) 9780198568810
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Title: Second Sophistic

Author: Whitmarsh, Tim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Paperback; ISBN: 9780198568810

Volumes: 1; Pages: 104

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The 'Second Sophistic' is arguably the fastest-growing area in contemporary classical scholarship. This short, accessible account explores the various ways in which modern scholarship has approached one of the most extraordinary literary phenomena of antiquity, the dazzling oratorical culture of the Early Imperial period. Successive chapters deal with historical and cultural background, sophistic performance, technical treatises (including the issue of Atticism and Asianism), the concept of identity, and the wider impact of sophistic performance on major authors of the time, including Plutarch, Lucian and the Greek novelists.ContentsIntroduction1. The Second Sophistic2. Sophistic performance3. The politics of language and style4. Reading sophistic texts5. The Second Sophistic and Imperial Greek literatureBibliography: abbreviations and works citedAbout the authorIndex
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