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dc.contributor.authorFort, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:26:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:26:39Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.otherfort_natalie_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/fort_natalie_201205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27946
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the letters in the first nine books of Pliny the Younger that focus on poetry, oratory, and history. Through his letters, Pliny creates his identity as a writer in each genre. His letters also portray the writing process and reveal the impact of recitations and literary friendships on a writer's work and career. Pliny believes that writers should work to achieve fame in their lifetimes and immortality after their deaths. Pliny's letters reveal ways to improve, promote, and celebrate emerging and established authors, while providing a tribute to Pliny himself. In addition to serving as a vehicle of communication and encouragement for writers, letters become another genre through which writers can aspire to fame.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPliny the Younger
dc.subjectRoman letters
dc.subjectGenre
dc.subjectImmortality
dc.subjectFame
dc.titleLiterary immortality in Pliny the Younger's Letters I-IX
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorT. Keith Dix
dc.description.committeeT. Keith Dix
dc.description.committeeSarah Spence
dc.description.committeeRobert Curtis


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