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The Resource Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome

Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome

Label
Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome
Title
Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The careers of two popular second-century rhetorical virtuosos offer Maud Gleason fascinating insights into the ways ancient Romans constructed masculinity during a time marked by anxiety over manly deportment. Declamation was an exhilarating art form for the Greeks and bilingual Romans of the Second Sophistic movement, and its best practitioners would travel the empire performing in front of enraptured audiences. The mastery of rhetoric marked the transition to manhood for all aristocratic citizens and remained crucial to a man's social standing. In treating rhetoric as a process of self-presentation in a face-to-face society, Gleason analyzes the deportment and writings of the two Sophists - Favorinus, a eunuch, and Polemo, a man who met conventional gender expectations - to suggest the ways character and gender were perceived
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleason, Maud W.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek literature, Hellenistic
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
  • Greek literature, Hellenistic
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • Civilization, Greco-Roman
  • Self in literature
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Rome
  • Favorinus
  • Polemo, Antonius
Label
Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Favorinus and His Statue -- Ch. 2. Portrait of Polemo: The Deportment of the Public Self -- Ch. 3. Deportment as Language Physiognomy and the Semiotics of Gender -- Ch. 4. Aerating the Flesh: Voice Training and the Calisthenics of Gender -- Ch. 5. Voice and Virility in Rhetorical Writers -- Ch. 6. Manhood Achieved through Speech: A Eunuch-Philosopher's Self-Fashioning
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780691048000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Making men: sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Favorinus and His Statue -- Ch. 2. Portrait of Polemo: The Deportment of the Public Self -- Ch. 3. Deportment as Language Physiognomy and the Semiotics of Gender -- Ch. 4. Aerating the Flesh: Voice Training and the Calisthenics of Gender -- Ch. 5. Voice and Virility in Rhetorical Writers -- Ch. 6. Manhood Achieved through Speech: A Eunuch-Philosopher's Self-Fashioning
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780691048000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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