Complex inferiorities : the poetics of the weaker voice in Latin literature
Latin literature Voice in literature Social status in literature
Oxford University Press 2018 First edition.EISBN 9780191851711
The deliberate adoption of a 'weaker' voice by a speaker not obliged to do so is a widespread phenomenon in Latin literature. This volume traces this strategy across a range of genres, periods, and authors, exploring how it establishes, perpetuates, and challenges hierarchies and values in very different literary and cultural-political contexts.