Chapter Four connects the poetic representation of everyday objects with the xenia or still life motif present in Romano-Campanian wall-paintings. Drawing on parallels to Dutch still-life painting, this chapter explores the aestheticization of everyday and humble objects in both poetry and art as a display of social power.That is, the exchange-value of the book is inflated and is twice as much as it could be to make a profit (at least for the seller, if not the writer). ... As the poet explains the individual couplets can be sent as a substitute for a material gift, thereby replacing all the cost of the unbought gifts. ... to a named patron or friend and can be understood within the context of amicitia.285 This poem sets up the game: weanbsp;...
|Title||:||Writing Materials: Things in the Literature of Flavian Rome|
|Author||:||Sarah H. Blake|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|