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Author  Barbara Borg
Publisher  Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date   December 31, 2004
ISBN  3110182319
Pages  494

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During the Roman Imperial period Greek culture underwent a revival, a phenomenon which Philostratus named the Second Sophistic. This phase, which has been relatively ignored by scholars, formed the subject of a conference held in Heidelberg in 2003, and this volume publishes seventeen of its papers. The specialised papers discuss the nature of Greek identity during the Imperial period; Sophistic expression through literature, sculpture, portraiture and coins; the human body; public places; patronage, including the relationship between Sophists and the emperors.

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