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The Resource The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity, by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas, (electronic resource)

The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity, by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas, (electronic resource)

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The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity
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The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity
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by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations of rhetorical performances in which comments on the display of oratorical skills also incorporated moral and ethical judgments about the performer. Using texts from late antique authors (in particular, Themistius, Synesius of Cyrene, and Libanius of Antioch), this book proposes that this type of narrative should be understood as a valuable way to decipher the cultural and religious landscape of the fourth century AD. The volume pays particular attention to narrations of deficient rhetorical deliveries, arguing that the accounts of flaws and mistakes in oratorical displays and rhetorical performances reveal how late antique literature echoed the concerns of the time. Criticisms of deficient deliveries in different speaking occasions (declamations, public speeches, oratorical agones, school exercises, sermons) were often disguised as accusations of practising magic, heresy or cultural apostasy. A close reading of the sources shows that these oratorical deficiencies hid struggles over religious, cultural and political issues.--
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Performance in literature
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Rhetorical criticism
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The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity, by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacontent
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9781315615776
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unknown
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First edition.
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781315615776
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1231866037
Label
The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity, by Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315615776
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315615776
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315615776
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1231866037

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