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Exemplarity and allusion in Macrobius' Saturnalia

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This thesis builds a new framework for understanding the literary context of Macrobius’ Saturnalia. It takes the first systematic look at Macrobius’ interaction with his literary predecessors and argues that he consistently engages with his predecessors as both moral and aesthetic authorities, a process which I call ethical allusion. Focusing on this connection between literary and ethical agendas in the Saturnalia not only offers a fresh perspective on the significance of ‘classical’ and ...

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HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2021-08-19

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