Texts and Violence in the Roman World | Zookal Textbooks | Zookal Textbooks

Texts and Violence in the Roman World

Format
In stock at supplier

Leaves in 6-14 business days

$152.71 $187.95 Save $35.24
or 4 payments of $38.17 with Zookal accepts Afterpay
Add Homework Help FREE trial and save a further 10% 

NEW PRICE

$137.44 + free shipping

(10% off - save $15.27)

Homework Help Free trial

14-day FREE trial. $19.95/mo after. Cancel anytime.

*Discount will apply at checkout.

 See terms and conditions

You will get a further 10% off for this item ($137.44 after discount) because you have added Homework Help Premium Free Trial to your bag.

For this discount to apply, you will need to complete checkout with the Homework Help Premium Free Trial in your bag.

-
+
  • Author(s)Monica R. Gale / J. H. D. Scourfield
  • Edition
  • Published5th April 2018
  • PublisherCambridge University Press
  • ISBN
From the bites and scratches of lovers and the threat of flogging that hangs over the comic slave, to murder, rape, dismemberment, and crucifixion, violence is everywhere in Latin literature. The contributors to this volume explore the manifold ways in which violence is constructed and represented in Latin poetry and prose from Plautus to Prudentius, examining the interrelations between violence, language, power, and gender, and the narrative, rhetorical, and ideological functions of such depictions across the generic spectrum. How does violence contribute to the pleasure of the text? Do depictions of violence always reinforce status-hierarchies, or can they provoke a reassessment of normative value-systems? Is the reader necessarily complicit with authorial constructions of violence? These are pressing questions both for ancient literature and for film and other modern media, and this volume will be of interest to scholars and students of cultural studies as well as of the ancient world.
translation missing: en.general.search.loading