Plutarch’s Numa and the rhetoric of aetiology

Fox, M. (2015) Plutarch’s Numa and the rhetoric of aetiology. In: Ash, R., Mossman, J. and Titchener, F. B. (eds.) Fame and Infamy: Essays for Christopher Pelling on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography. Oxford University Press: Corby, pp. 177-192. ISBN 9780199662326

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A close reading of Plutarch's life of the Roman King Numa, against the background of earlier Greek and Roman accounts. The chapter argues for a reconsideration of our understanding of historical aetiologies which gives greater weight to their rhetorical function.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Plutarch, Biography, Historiography, Martial, Cicero, Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fox, Professor Matthew
Authors: Fox, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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