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By Jason König, Tim Whitmarsh
This quantity seeks to discover the ways that specific conceptions of data and specific methods of textualising wisdom have been entwined with social and political practices and beliefs in the Roman Imperial interval. within the method, we discover the prospect that the Roman Empire introduced with it specific different types of wisdom, and, specifically, special methods of ordering wisdom in textual form.The chapters following this one comprise a sequence of case stories, exam-ining the politics and poetics of knowledge-ordering inside of a variety of texts, trying out out every one of them rigorously for symptoms in their engagement with different works of comparable sort, and with the area round them. Our crucial curiosity is in texts that stick to a largely 'compilatory' aesthetic, gathering details in usually huge, immense hulk, in ways in which may well glance unwieldy or merely useful to fashionable eyes, yet which within the old global truly had a far better status than sleek feedback has allowed them. the superiority of this mode of composition within the Roman global is unbelievable, as becomes transparent during this dialogue. it truly is occasionally tough to prevent the impact that accumulation of information is the driver for all of Imperial prose literature. That obsession additionally makes its mark on verse, for instance in the scrolls of didactic epic or within the anthologisation of epigrams. during this quantity, we variety throughout miscellanistic, encyclopedic, biographical, novelistic, philosophical, clinical, technical, didactic and ancient works (insofar as those familiar differences might be maintained), in Greek and Latin.