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    Looking for the Emperor in Seneca's letters

    Edwards, Catharine (2021) Looking for the Emperor in Seneca's letters. In: Geue, T. and Giusti, E. (eds.) Unspoken Rome. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108843041. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: Latin literature is a hotbed of holes and erasures. Its sensitivity to politics leaves it ripe for repression of all sorts of names, places and historical events, while its dense allusivity appears to hide interpretative clues in a network of texts that only the reader's consciousness can make present. This volume showcases innovative approaches to the field of Latin literature, all of which are refracted through this prism of absence, which functions as a fundamental generative force both for the hermeneutics and the ongoing literary aftermath of these texts. Reviewing and working with various influential approaches to textual absence, the contributors to Unspoken Rome treat these texts as silent types, listening out for what they do not say, and how they do not speak, whilst also tracing the ill-defined borders within which scholars and modern authors are legitimized to fill in the silences around which they are built.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Catharine Edwards
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 15:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55


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