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Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman EmpireA Study of Elite Communities$
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William A. Johnson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176407

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.001.0001

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Aulus Gellius

Aulus Gellius

The Life of the Litteratus

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(p.98) Chapter 6 Aulus Gellius
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Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire
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William A. Johnson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0006

Aulus Gellius wrote his Attic Nights for a sophisticated audience of the philologically learned. That text is here examined, again from a constructivist perspective, not only for what it tells us about the norms that Gellius assumes but also for the particular community that Gellius seeks to construct, one in which commentators and other docti have special privilege as the interpreters and judges of literary texts. Topics of special importance in this chapter include the following: lucubration (vigilation) as a mode of reading behavior; the importance of memory in reading interactions; reading in group contexts, especially over dinner; and claims of access to and control over literary texts.

Keywords:   Aulus Gellius, Attic nights, constructivist, Philology, commentators, Lucubration, reading, memory

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