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The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity
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The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

Anna Marmodoro and Jonathan Hill


What significance does the voice or projected persona in which a text is written have for our understanding of the meaning of that text? This volume explores the persona of the author in antiquity, from Homer to late antiquity, taking into account both Latin and Greek authors from a range of disciplines. It contains chapters on pseudepigraphy and fictional letters, as well as the use of texts as authoritative in philosophical schools, and the ancient ascription of authorship to works of art. The thirteen essays are divided into two main sections, the first of which focusses on the diverse form ... More

Keywords: authorial voice, Homer, Caesar, Xenophon, Greek tragedy, Cicero, Pliny, Horace, Polybius, Apuleius, sphragides, Plato, Socrates, Plotinus, Neoplatonism, pseudepigraphy, Ignatius of Antioch, visual culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670567
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Marmodoro, editor
Fellow in Philosophy, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Jonathan Hill, editor
Research Officer, University of Oxford

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