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Studies in Late Antiquity (2024) 8 (1): 36–64.
Published: 01 February 2024
... came to recast the Lombard campaigns as disasters for Rome and the causes of great suffering. Rome’s suffering then served as a rhetorical foil against which Gregory contrasted what he saw as the callous neglect of imperial officials and especially John’s prideful asceticism performed in the safety...
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Studies in Late Antiquity (2023) 7 (4): 499–515.
Published: 01 November 2023
... attention to what figures did not say or think. An interesting and as yet undiscussed counterpoint to this rhetorical technique is the fourth-century preacher’s practice of imagining objects. This too was an established rhetorical device, called enargeia . The objects that he evokes tend to be ordinary...