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In praise of later Roman emperors : the Panegyrici Latini : introduction, translation, and historical commentary, with the Latin text of R.A.B. Mynors /
C.E.V. Nixon and Barbara Saylor Rodgers.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994.
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x, 735 p.
ISBN
0520083261 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994.
isbn
0520083261 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1403580
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 675-692) and index.
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"The Gallic panegyrics are as evocative of fourth-century Roman culture as the letters of Symmachus or the sermons of Ambrose. Having these documents available in English translation with a detailed historical commentary will be a boon to teacher and scholar alike."--Robert A. Kaster, Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago "Rogers and Nixon expose rich seams of material. Their balanced and well-informed text and commentaries will be of enormous help in introducing students to the significance and fascination of late-third and fourth-century history."--John F. Drinkwater, University of Nottingham, England "This is a real step forward in the study of late antique texts. The authors show just how much one can get out of texts that are still so easily dismissed."--Sabine MacCormack, author of Art and Ceremony in Late Antiquity
Flap Copy
"The Gallic panegyrics are as evocative of fourth-century Roman culture as the letters of Symmachus or the sermons of Ambrose. Having these documents available in English translation with a detailed historical commentary will be a boon to teacher and scholar alike."--Robert A. Kaster, Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago "Rogers and Nixon expose rich seams of material. Their balanced and well-informed text and commentaries will be of enormous help in introducing students to the significance and fascination of late-third and fourth-century history."--John F. Drinkwater, University of Nottingham, England "This is a real step forward in the study of late antique texts. The authors show just how much one can get out of texts that are still so easily dismissed."--Sabine MacCormack, author ofArt and Ceremony in Late Antiquity
Summaries
Main Description
Here, for the first time, is an annotated English translation of the eleven later panegyrics (291-389 C.E.) of the XII Panegyrici Latini , with the original Latin text prepared by R. A. B. Mynors. Each panegyric has a thorough introduction, and detailed commentary on historical events, style, figures of speech, and rhetorical strategies accompanies the translations. The very difficult Latin of these insightful speeches is rendered into graceful English, yet remains faithful to the original.
Long Description
Here, for the first time, is an annotated English translation of the eleven later panegyrics (291-389 C.E.) of theXII Panegyrici Latini, with the original Latin text prepared by R. A. B. Mynors. Each panegyric has a thorough introduction, and detailed commentary on historical events, style, figures of speech, and rhetorical strategies accompanies the translations. The very difficult Latin of these insightful speeches is rendered into graceful English, yet remains faithful to the original.
Table of Contents
Preface
General Introduction
The Panegyrics: Translation and Commentary
Panegyric of Maximian (289)
Genethliacus of Maximian Augustus (291)
Panegyric of Constantius (297?)
For the Restoration of the Schools (297/298?)
Panegyric of Maximian and Constantine (307)
Panegyric of Constantine (310)
Speech of Thanks to Constantine (311)
Panegyric of Constantine Augustus (313)
Panegyric of Constantine (321)
Speech of Thanks to Julian (362)
Panegyric of Theodosius (389)
The Panegyrics: Latin Text
Bibliography
Index of Proper Names
Index of Ancient Authors
Index of Greek and Latin Words and Phrases
Index of Literary and Rhetorical Terms
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