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Author Manolaraki, Eleni.

Title Noscendi Nilum cupido : imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus / Eleni Manolaraki
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 379 pages)
Series Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; volume 18
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; v. 18
Contents Egypt and the Nile in Julio-Claudian Rome: Lucan -- Pompey's Nile -- Beyond Pompey's Nile -- Acoreus -- Acoreus, author of the Nile -- Physics: the Nile between earth and sky -- Ethics: Lucan and Seneca on the Nile -- Poetics: the bard's song and the river of poetry -- The bard's song -- The river of poetry -- Flavian Rome: Egypt and the Nile in Flavian Rome -- Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica -- The Nile in Cyzicus -- The Nile in the Bosphorus -- The Nile in Aea -- The Nile on the Danube -- Statius' Thebaid -- The Nile on Perseus' hill -- The Nile on the Langia -- The Nile in Athens -- Statius' Siluae -- Producing Egypt, staging Isis -- Remapping the land: from Egypt to Rome and back again -- Relating to religion: Anubis, Phoenix, and Apis -- Revisiting history: Alexander and Cleopatra -- The Antonine and Severan periods: The Nile and Egypt in the Antonine and Severan periods -- The emperor's Nile: the younger Pliny and Fronto -- Plutarch's On Isis and Osiris -- Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana -- Sage and emperor on the Nile -- Reclaiming the Nile -- Imagining the Nile
Summary What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt's aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian "barbarism". Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome's increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Latin literature -- History and criticism.
Egypt -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012037447
ISBN 1299719236 (ebk)
3110297736 (electronic bk.)
3110297744 (electronic bk.)
9781299719231 (ebk)
9783110297737 (electronic bk.)
9783110297744 (electronic bk.)