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The future of the second sophistic

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This thesis explores the anxieties and opportunities that attend fame and posterity in the second sophistic and how they play out in both literary and monumental expressions of cultural production. I consider how elite provincials in the Roman empire, who are competitive, bi- or even tri-cultural, status-driven, often politically active, and engaged in cultural production, attempt to construct a future presence for themselves either through the composition of literature that is aimed (at l...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty
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Miss E A Strazdins
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:6762

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