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The Resource Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective, Richard Flower, (electronic book)

Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective, Richard Flower, (electronic book)

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Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective
Title
Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flower
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This innovative study illuminates the role of polemical literature in the political life of the Roman empire by examining the earliest surviving invectives directed against a living emperor. Written by three bishops (Athanasius of Alexandria, Hilary of Poitiers, Lucifer of Cagliari), these texts attacked Constantius II (337-61) for his vicious and tyrannical behaviour, as well as his heretical religious beliefs. This book explores the strategies employed by these authors to present themselves as fearless champions of liberty and guardians of faith, as they sought to bolster their authority at a time when they were out of step with the prevailing imperial view of Christian orthodoxy. Furthermore, by analysing this unique collection of writings alongside late antique panegyrics and ceremonial, it also rehabilitates anti-imperial polemic as a serious political activity and explores the ways in which it functioned within the complex web of presentations and perceptions that underpinned late Roman power relationships
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Flower, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Church history
  • Invective
Label
Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective, Richard Flower, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139382755
Extent
xvi, 294 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107031722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Emperors and bishops in late Roman invective, Richard Flower, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139382755
Extent
xvi, 294 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107031722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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