Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

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Scientists, journalists, novelists, and filmmakers continue to generate narratives of contagion, stories shaped by a tradition of disease discourse that extends to early Greco-Roman literature. Lucretius, Vergil, and Ovid developed important conventions of the western plague narrative as a response to the breakdown of the Roman res publica in the mid-first century CE and the reconstitution of stabilized government under the Augustan Principate (31 BCE-14 CE): relying… (more)


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Publisher: OUP Oxford (July 11, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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