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Marcus Aurelius in Love

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ISBN-10: 0226713008

ISBN-13: 9780226713007

Edition: 2006

Authors: Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Marcus Aurelius, Amy Richlin, Amy Richlin

List price: $46.00
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In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this find disappointed many nineteenth-century readers, who had hoped for the letters to convey all of the political drama of Cicero’s. That the collection included passionate love letters between Fronto and the future emperor Marcus Aurelius was politely ignored—or concealed. And for almost two hundred years these letters have lain hidden in plain sight. nbsp; Marcus Aurelius in Love rescues these letters from obscurity and returns them to the public eye. The story of Marcus and Fronto began in 138 CE when the latter was selected to instruct the former in rhetoric. Spanning the years in which the relationship flowered and died, these letters are the only love letters to survive from antiquity—homoerotic or otherwise. With a translation that reproduces the effusive, slangy style of the young prince and the rhetorical flourishes of his master, Marcus and Fronto will join a select list of exemplary male-male relationships that range from Hadrian and Antinous to Jack and Ennis.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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