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The captor's image : Greek culture in Roman ecphrasis /

Main Author: Dufallo, Basil.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Classical culture and society
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Greek culture in Roman ecphrasis
  • Staging ecphrasis in early Latin literature : from Naevius to Plautus and Terence
  • Becoming Ariadne : marveling at Peleus's coverlet with the inconsistent narrator of Catullus 64
  • The challenge of rustic art : ideals of order in Vergil, Eclogues 3 and Horace, Satires 1.8
  • Describing the divine : the ecphrastic temples of Vergil, Georgics 3.13-36 and Propertius, Elegies 2.31
  • Heroic objects : ecphrasis in the Aeneid and Metamorphoses
  • Sex, satire, and the hybrid self in Petronian ecphrasis
  • The patron's image : philhellenism, panegyric, and ecphrasis in statius and martial
  • Epilogue: Captives and captors : Apuleius and Philostratus.