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Staging Masculinity: The Rhetoric of Performance in the Roman World
Performance was one of the five canonical branches of oratory in the classical period, but it presents special problems that distinguish it from concerns such as composition and memory. The ancientExpand
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoric
Introduction Erik Gunderson Part I. An Archaeology of Rhetoric: 1. Fighting words: status, stature, and verbal contest in Archaic poetry Nancy Worman 2. The philosophy of rhetoric and the rhetoric ofExpand
The Ideology of the Arena
The Roman arena is often described as an exotic or peripheral institution. Alternatively, it has been seen as a culturally central institution. In this case one traditionally assumes either that theExpand
Nox Philologiae: Aulus Gellius and the Fantasy of the Roman Library
In this strikingly original and playful work, Erik Gunderson examines questions of reading the past - an enterprise extending from antiquity to the present day. This esoteric and original studyExpand
Codifications of rhetoric
Catullus, pliny, and love-letters
I would like to examine literature and love.' In particular, I shall focus on the relationship between epistles and desire: hence the title "Love-Letters." We shall begin with the problem of love andExpand