Pliny's Panegyricus is one of our best sources for the Emperor Trajan and a vital source of information on senatorial views of the emperor in the early Empire. This book contextualises this very important but almost completely neglected speech for scholars and students of Roman history, literature and rhetoric.
About the Author
Paul Roche is Senior Lecturer in Latin at the University of Sydney. He has published a number of articles and chapters on the literature and history of the early Roman Empire, and has a particular focus on politics and public imagery in Domitianic and Trajanic Rome. He is the author of Lucan, De Bello Civili Book 1: A Commentary (2009) and the editor (with W. J. Dominik and J. G. Garthwaite) of Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (2009).