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Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Roger Rees


This book relates the historical circumstances of five panegyrical speeches to survive from late antique Gaul to their literary characteristics and ideological perspectives. The years 289-307 saw great constitutional upheaval in the Roman Empire, with the various collegiate governments instituted by Diocletian. The speeches, preserved as part of the Panegyrici Latini collection, form part of the reaction and response of the Gallic aristocracy to the changing political environment. The five main chapters present in chronological sequence close readings of the Latin texts, in each case firmly gr ... More

Keywords: panegyric, Gaul, Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius, Constantine, Tetrarchy, Panegyrici Latini

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249183
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Rees, author
Lecturer in Classics, Edinburgh University
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