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Layers of Loyalty in Latin PanegyricAD 289 - 307$
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Roger Rees

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249183

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0001

This introductory chapter considers the civic setting of panegyrical performance, such as the buildings, the emperor and his court, and the wider audience. Evidence for the orators' preparation for delivery is also discussed. The provenance, characteristics, and manuscript history of the Panegyrici Latini collection are also addressed.

Keywords:   Late Antiquity, emperors, panegyric, Gaul, Panegyrici Latini

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