"Gurd provides a coherent reading of the differing representations of audiences and of writers' responses to those audiences from Cicero to Pliny."--Martin Bloomer, Classical Journal
"Sean Gurd's work on the social aspects of revision is a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship on reading, authorship, and textuality in antiquity...his work will be fruitful for future studies of both textuality and of social performance in ancient Rome."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Anyone interested in literature or the process of writing in antiquity should read this book."--CHOICE
About the Author
Sean Alexander Gurd is Associate Professor of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University, Montreal.