Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Author:   Hunter H. Gardner (Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198796428


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature examines Latin plague discourse of the late Roman Republic and early Empire. Writers of this period developed important conventions of the western plague narrative as a response to the destabilization of the body politic, using largely fictive representations of epidemic disease to address the collapse of the social order and suggest remedies for its recovery. Such innovations in plague discourse have subsequently impacted representations as diverse as Carlo Coppola's paintings of bubonic plague in seventeenth-century Naples and Margaret Atwood's twenty-first-century Maddaddam Trilogy.

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Author:   Hunter H. Gardner (Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.524kg
ISBN:  

9780198796428


ISBN 10:   0198796420
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Hunter H. Gardner is Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches a wide range of courses on Greek, Latin, and the ancient Greco-Roman Mediterranean. She is the author of Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy (OUP, 2013) and co-editor of Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home (with Sheila Murnaghan; Ohio State University Press, 2014).

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