The Resource Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch, Jacqueline Long, (ebook)

Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch, Jacqueline Long, (ebook)

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Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch
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Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch
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Jacqueline Long
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  • Claudian's In Eutropium
  • How, when, and where to slander a eunuch
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eng
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From A.D. 395 to 404, Claudian was the court poet of the Western Roman Empire, ruled by Honorius. In 399 the eunuch Eutropius, the grand chamberlain and power behind the Eastern Roman throne of Honorius's brother Arcadius, became consul. The poem In Eutropium is Claudian's brilliantly nasty response. In it he vilifies Eutropius and calls on Honorius's general, Stilicho, to redeem this disgrace to Roman honor. In this literary and historical study, Jacqueline Long argues that the poem was, in both intent and effect, political propaganda: Claudian exploited traditional prejudices against eunuchs to make Eutropius appear ludicrously alien to the ideals of Roman greatness. Long sets In Eutropium within the context of Greek and Roman political vituperation and satire from the classical to the late antique period. In addition, she demonstrates that the poem is an invaluable, if biased, source of historical information about Eutropius's career. Her analysis draws on modern propaganda theory and on reader response theory, thereby bringing a fresh perspective to the political implications of Claudian's work.Originally published in 1996.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value
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Long, Jacqueline
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873/.01
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non fiction
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  • Claudianus, Claudius
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  • Rome
  • Eunuchs
  • Invective
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adult
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Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch, Jacqueline Long, (ebook)
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9780807863053
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MWT11719028
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Claudian's In Eutropium, or, How, when, and why to slander a eunuch, Jacqueline Long, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863053
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719028
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719028
System control number
MWT11719028
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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