Abstract

Abstract:

While traditional studies of authors cited by Aulus Gellius have focused on extracting the fragments quoted in the Noctes Atticae, this article examines the role these citations play within the work itself. The Republican scholar Varro looms large throughout the Noctes Atticae, and Gellius' use of his works represents an important hermeneutic for understanding Gellius' intellectual program. By examining the deployment of linked Varronian citations throughout Gellius' third book, this article argues for both the centrality of such quotations in recognizing a unified intellectual plan of the Noctes Atticae, and the corresponding importance of Varro for Gellius' literary persona.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3168
Print ISSN
0002-9475
Pages
pp. 311-341
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-16
Open Access
No
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