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Painful stories: the experience of pain and its narration in the Greek literature of the Imperial period (100-250)

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This research project investigates the relationship between pain and the practices of explaining and narrating it to others. Current scholarship argues that the representation of suffering became, during the Imperial period, an increasingly effective and popular strategy for cultivating authority and that this explains the success of Christian culture’s representation of itself as a community of sufferers. One criticism of this approach is that the experience of pain has often been assumed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:c5509a42-cd3f-4e11-b9a1-8a3b6fa84101
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ora:7131

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