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By Paul Roche

Pliny's Panegyricus (AD a hundred) survives as a different instance of senatorial rhetoric from the early Roman Empire. It bargains an eyewitness account of the final years of Domitian's principate, the reign of Nerva and Trajan's early years, and it communicates an in depth senatorial view at the behaviour anticipated of an emperor. it really is an incredible record within the improvement of the beliefs of imperial management, however it additionally contributes significantly to our realizing of imperial political tradition extra commonly. This quantity, the 1st ever dedicated to the Panegyricus, comprises specialist reports of its key historic and rhetorical contexts, in addition to very important serious ways to the broadcast model of the speech and its impact in antiquity. It bargains students of Roman background, literature and rhetoric an updated assessment of key ways to the speech, and scholars and readers an authoritative advent to this important and under-appreciated speech.

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