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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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Chapter One Panegyric X (2)

Chapter One Panegyric X (2)

(p.27) CHAPTER ONE Panegyric X (2)
Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric

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This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 289, delivered at Trier to the emperor Maximian at a time of Dyarchic government. While the orator is careful to applaud Dyarchic harmony, there is a strong preference for Maximian over his imperial colleague Diocletian. Various literary and rhetorical figures are used to articulate this distinctive Gallic loyalty.

Keywords:   Maximian, panegyric, Dyarchy, Diocletian

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