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Emily Gowers

8 June 1995
Latin Literature: A History 
by Gian BiagioConte, translated by Joseph Solodow.
Johns Hopkins, 827 pp., £45, June 1994, 0 8018 4638 2
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... style and subject) was central to Latin rhetoric, the problem is one of proof. When the original contexts are so remote, we depend on our own rhetorical powers to persuade readers that a particular view of a text is illuminating. Anyone returning to Latin literature now will discover that the ivy-wreathed busts they remember from their schooldays have ...

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