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By Kathleen S. Lamp

ISBN-10: 1611172772

ISBN-13: 9781611172775

In A urban of Marble, Kathleen Lamp argues that classical rhetorical conception formed the Augustan cultural campaigns and that during flip the Augustan cultural campaigns functioned rhetorically to aid Augustus achieve and continue energy and to persuade civic identification and participation within the Roman Principate (27 b. c. e.—14 c. e.).

Lamp starts by way of learning rhetorical treatises, these texts so much accepted to students of rhetoric, and strikes directly to these most glaringly utilizing rhetorical options in visible shape. She then arrives at these gadgets least recognizable as rhetorical artifacts, yet probably most vital to the day-by-day lives of the Roman people—coins, altars, wall portray. This development additionally captures the improvement of the Augustan political fable that Augustus was once destined to rule and lead Rome to greatness as a descendant of the hero Aeneas.

A urban of Marble examines the institution of this fantasy in kingdom rhetoric, strains its move, and eventually samples its well known receptions and variations. In doing so, Lamp inserts a long-excluded although major audience—the universal humans of Rome—into modern understandings of rhetorical background and considers Augustan tradition as major in shaping civic id, encouraging civic participation, and selling social advancement.

Lamp methods the connection among classical rhetoric and Augustan tradition via a transdisciplinary technique drawn from archaeology, artwork and architectural background, numismatics, classics, and rhetorical stories. by way of doing so, she grounds Dionysius of Halicarnassus’s claims that the Principate represented a renaissance of rhetoric rooted in tradition and a go back to an Isocratean philosophical version of rhetoric, therefore providing a counterstatement to the “decline narrative” that rhetorical perform withered within the early Roman Empire. therefore Lamp’s paintings presents a step towards filling the disciplinary hole among Cicero and the second one Sophistic.

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