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The Politics of Latin Literature:
Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome
Thomas N. Habinek

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. 1Latin Literature and the Problem of Rome15
Ch. 2Why Was Latin Literature Invented?34
Ch. 3Cicero and the Bandits69
Ch. 4Culture Wars in the First Century B.C.E.88
Ch. 5Writing as Social Performance103
Ch. 6Roman Women's Useless Knowledge122
Ch. 7An Aristocracy of Virtue137
Ch. 8Pannonia Domanda Est: The Construction of the Imperial Subject through Ovid's Poetry from Exile151
Notes171
Index of Passages Cited223
General Index229

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