Similes, Rhetoric and Oppian's Halieutica

Bartley, Adam (2007) Similes, Rhetoric and Oppian's Halieutica. Classics Ireland, 1 . 0-0. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article provides a general discussion of the role of similes in rhetorical discourse as rhetoric developed between the 4th century BC and the 2nd century AD, and then goes on to consider whether the frequent similes in Oppian’s Halieutica are, in part, a response to the popularity of rhetorical style in the Second Sophistic. More traditionally these similes would be said to reflect the repertoire commonly seen in the Iliad and the Odyssey, but this article demonstrates that even a very traditional and conservative style of writing, as Epic was in the Imperial period, is not immune to contemporary cultural and literary fashions].

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:50
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