Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World

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No less than their modern counterparts, ancient genres were contested, hybrid and ambiguous. This volume, the result of a conference at the University of Sydney, is a collection dealing with some of the many issues around ancient understandings of genre. It presents a series of case studies, some concerned with texts that have loomed large in discussions of ancient genre (such as the works of Ovid), and others, in particular late-antique works, that have received less attention. Ranging from Rome and Greece to Gaza and Syria, Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World makes a unique contribution to the study of ancient genre and to the understanding of the specific texts discussed.

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Michelle Borg holds a BA (Hons), LLB and MLitt, and is currently completing a doctorate in Ancient History at the University of Sydney, working on Pliny the Younger. Her research interests include Roman rhetoric, Flavian and Trajanic Rome, genre and reception studies. Graeme Miles is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Tasmania. His research interests are in Greek literature and thought, especially of the Roman Era.

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