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The exercise of friendship in the High Roman Empire

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In the introduction, I discuss the problems scholars experience in trying to define the concept of Roman friendship. I argue that amicitia cannot be equated with patronage, and present justification based on some primary literature. Brief words are then offered on the sociology of friendship, and an attempt is made to relate ideas from modern sociology to ancient friendship. The first chapter is based on the Letters of Pliny the Younger, and begins with an analysis of the vocabulary employ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Ancient History

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:f89cf53e-4492-41e9-b6c9-896d9cbd3285
Local pid:
ora:2840

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