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The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi

Abstract

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work of established and younger scholars with different specialities and approaches in order to study various facets both of Gellius' intellectual outlook and that of his later readers. The book is dived into three parts. Part I, ‘Contexts and Achievements’, examines the use of Greek by Gellius and other Romans, in particular the leading orator Fronto and Apuleius; the conflicting criteria of Fronto an ... More

Keywords: Fronto, Apuleius, Greek, Latin, miscellany, moral education, intellectuals, Renaissance, humanism, Scientific Revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leofranc Holford-Strevens, editor
Consultant Scholar-Editor, Oxford University Press

Amiel Vardi, editor
Senior Lecturer in Classics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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