By Sarah Culpepper Stroup
This can be a learn of the emergence, improvement, and florescence of a exceptionally 'late Republican' socio-textual tradition as recorded within the writings of this period's such a lot influential authors, Catullus and Cicero. It unearths a multi-faceted textual - instead of extra often outlined 'literary' - global that either defines the highbrow lifetime of the overdue Republic, and lays the principles for these authors of the Principate and Empire who pointed out this era as their literary resource and proposal. by means of first wondering, after which rejecting, the conventional polarisation of Catullus and Cicero, and through broadening the scope of past due Republican socio-literary reviews to incorporate intersections of language, social perform, and textual materiality, this ebook provides a clean photo of either the socio-textual global of the overdue Republic and the first authors via whom this global might achieve renown.
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