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From A.D. 395 to 404, Claudian used to be the court docket poet of the Western Roman Empire, governed through Honorius. In 399 the eunuch Eutropius, the grand chamberlain and gear at the back of the jap Roman throne of Honorius's brother Arcadius, grew to become consul. The poem In Eutropium is Claudian's brilliantly nasty reaction. In it he vilifies Eutropius and calls on Honorius's basic, Stilicho, to redeem this shame to Roman honor. during this literary and old learn, Jacqueline lengthy argues that the poem used to be, in either cause and impression, political propaganda: Claudian exploited conventional prejudices opposed to eunuchs to make Eutropius seem ludicrously alien to the beliefs of Roman greatness. lengthy units In Eutropium in the context of Greek and Roman political vituperation and satire from the classical to the overdue old interval. additionally, she demonstrates that the poem is a useful, if biased, resource of historic information regarding Eutropius's occupation. Her research attracts on smooth propaganda idea and on reader reaction conception, thereby bringing a clean standpoint to the political implications of Claudian's work.A UNC Press Enduring variation -- UNC Press Enduring variants use the newest in electronic know-how to make to be had back books from our wonderful backlist that have been formerly out of print. those versions are released unaltered from the unique, and are offered in cheap paperback codecs, bringing readers either ancient and cultural worth.

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35. Sallmann 1970, 181, 184, noted that Hor. Serm. 5 is not directed primarily against epic as a genre. 36 Simple reproach is invective, but invective too sometimes exploits forms of humor in stirring animosity against its targets. Conversely, satire sometimes calls for harsh condemnation along with reflection. 37 By their laughter they affirm a shared superiority to the target. '' "Fictive discourse,'' on the other hand, represents verbal acts artificially, and is recognized by its audience as an imitation of speech; if an audience fails to recognize the imitation, the fiction ceases to operate as such.

32 The fact that they were Theodosius's sons and had already been Augusti with him made them his natural successors: they closed one avenue to usurpers. Dynastic loyalties helped to secure the empire. But the weakness of Arcadius and Honorius meant that true control would always be exerted by their ministers. Since their offices did not confer a basis of power permanently, rivalries were inevitable. Naturally the greatest part of contention was contained within each court. But some of the most spectacular contests involved ministers of the two emperors.

In particular, they moved away from Lucilius's contemporary political criticism. One factor was the changed political environment of the Roman Empire as opposed to the Roman Republic. 21 Quintilian similarly notes that forensic speeches more seldom need rhetorical figures to mask criticism of the powerful than do speeches criticizing a tyrant (Inst. Or. 22 His choice of a model for political discourse reflects both the artificial tradition of the schools and present risks in the face of absolute power.

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