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A city of marble : the rhetoric of Augustan Rome, Kathleen S. Lamp

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A city of marble : the rhetoric of Augustan Rome
Title
A city of marble
Title remainder
the rhetoric of Augustan Rome
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen S. Lamp
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Language
eng
Summary
In A City of Marble, Kathleen Lamp argues that classical rhetorical theory shaped the Augustan cultural campaigns and that in turn the Augustan cultural campaigns functioned rhetorically to help Augustus gain and maintain power and to influence civic identity and participation in the Roman Principate (27 b. c. e. -- 14 c. e.). Lamp begins by studying rhetorical treatises, those texts most familiar to scholars of rhetoric, and moves on to those most obviously using rhetorical techniques in visual form. She then arrives at those objects least recognizable as rhetorical artifacts, but perhaps most significant to the daily lives of the Roman people -- coins, altars, wall painting. This progression also captures the development of the Augustan political myth that Augustus was destined to rule and lead Rome to greatness as a descendant of the hero Aeneas. A City of Marble examines the establishment of this myth in state rhetoric, traces its circulation, and finally samples its popular receptions and adaptations. In doing so, Lamp inserts a long-excluded though significant audience -- the common people of Rome -- into contemporary understandings of rhetorical history and considers Augustan culture as significant in shaping civic identity, encouraging civic participation, and promoting social advancement. Lamp approaches the relationship between classical rhetoric and Augustan culture through a transdisciplinary methodology drawn from archaeology, art and architectural history, numismatics, classics, and rhetorical studies. By doing so, she grounds Dionysius of Halicarnassus's claims that the Principate represented a renaissance of rhetoric rooted in culture and a return to an Isocratean philosophical model of rhetoric, thus offering a counterstatement to the "decline narrative" that rhetorical practice withered in the early Roman Empire. Thus Lamp's work provides a step toward filling the disciplinary gap between Cicero and the Second Sophistic
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IDEBK
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Lamp, Kathleen S
Dewey number
808/.0471
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6085
LC item number
.L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rhetoric/communication
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  • Augustus
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Latin literature
  • Augustus
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • Latin literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
Label
A city of marble : the rhetoric of Augustan Rome, Kathleen S. Lamp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A city of brick -- Augustus's rhetorical situation -- Seeing rhetorical theory -- The Augustan political myth -- Let us now praise great men -- Coins, material rhetoric, and circulation -- The Augustan political myth in vernacular art -- (Freed)men and monkeys -- Conclusion: a new narrative
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857966107
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1 online resource (xvi, 195 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781299852013
Lccn
2013010905
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computer
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rdamedia
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)857966107
Label
A city of marble : the rhetoric of Augustan Rome, Kathleen S. Lamp
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A city of brick -- Augustus's rhetorical situation -- Seeing rhetorical theory -- The Augustan political myth -- Let us now praise great men -- Coins, material rhetoric, and circulation -- The Augustan political myth in vernacular art -- (Freed)men and monkeys -- Conclusion: a new narrative
Control code
857966107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 195 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299852013
Lccn
2013010905
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctv6vr2c3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)857966107

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