Imperial Panegyric from Diocletian to Honorius

Omissi, A. and Ross, A. J. (Eds.) (2020) Imperial Panegyric from Diocletian to Honorius. Series: Translated texts for historians. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool. ISBN 9781789621105 (In Press)

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Abstract

This volume investigates the form and function of imperial prose panegyric across the ‘long’ fourth century. By taking a comparative approach, particularly between eastern and western texts, it seeks to investigate to what extent there was a unified a concept of imperial panegyric, and to what degree local circumstances shaped individual speeches. It also considers the ways in which traditional forms of praise-giving respond to fourth-century phenomena such as the expansion Christianity, collegial rulership, and the decline of Rome as the political centre of the empire.

Item Type:Edited Books
Status:In Press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Omissi, Dr Adrastos
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Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Publisher:Liverpool University Press
ISBN:9781789621105

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