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By Ilaria Marchesi

During this booklet on intertextuality in Pliny the more youthful, Professor Marchesi invitations another interpreting of Pliny's choice of inner most epistles: the letters are tested because the made from an authorial process controlling either the rhetorical textile of person devices and their association within the assortment. by way of putting recognisable fragments of canonical authors into his epistles, Pliny imports into the nonetheless fluid perform of letter-writing the rules of composition and organization that for his contemporaries characterized different writings as literature. Allusions turn into the celebration for a metapoetic discussion, specifically with the collection's privileged addressee, Tacitus. An lively player within the cultural politics of his time, Pliny entrusts to the letters his perspectives on poetry, oratory and historiography. In defining a version of epistolography substitute to Cicero's and complementing these of Horace, Ovid and Seneca, he additionally effectively carves a distinct segment for his paintings within the Roman literary canon.

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