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Classical Antiquity (2020) 39 (2): 188–224.
Published: 22 December 2020
...Erik Gunderson This is a survey of some of the problems surrounding imperial panegyric. It includes discussions of both the theory and practice of imperial praise. The evidence is derived from readings of Cicero, Quintilian, Pliny, the Panegyrici Latini , Menander Rhetor, and Julian the Apostate...
Classical Antiquity (2019) 38 (2): 250–274.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that these authors—similarly directing their works to the past—were unabashedly writing only after the tyrant was safely dead. Tacitus and Pliny had lamented the servility and silence that predominated during Domitian's reign, in which the Roman world endured fifteen years of terror without uttering a word...
Classical Antiquity (2019) 38 (1): 58–90.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Holly Haynes In Letter 5.8 Pliny shows that in the post-Domitianic era historia has become an impossible genre, both as a vehicle for conventional moral wisdom and because of the authoritative narrative voice it necessitates. The letter's literary strategies of deferral express these problems even...
Classical Antiquity (2017) 36 (2): 183–235.
Published: 01 October 2017
... form, as well as editions of Homer, Virgil, Cicero, Livy, and Ovid. 8. Pliny Elder and Younger, Suetonius, Aulus Gellius, Lucian, Aelius Aristides, and Galen seem to be silent on the literary codex (Roberts and Skeat 1983: 28). And Martial does not mention the codex again after 86 C.E. (Howell 1980: 3...
Classical Antiquity (2016) 35 (2): 247–278.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Dunstan Lowe Static levitation is a form of marvel with metaphysical implications whose long history has not previously been charted. First, Pliny the Elder reports an architect’s plan to suspend an iron statue using magnetism, and the later compiler Ampelius mentions a similar-sounding wonder...