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Les bagues de l'Empereur Julien. La mise en pratique de la rhétorique épistolaire dans la correspondance personnelle d'un empereur - Les bagues de l'Empereur Julien. La mise en pratique de la rhétorique épistolaire dans la correspondance personnelle d'un empereur

Les bagues de l'Empereur Julien. La mise en pratique de la rhétorique épistolaire dans la correspondance personnelle d'un empereur
Pierre-Louis Malosse
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
Vol. 25, No. 2 (Spring 2007), pp. 183-203
DOI: 10.1525/rh.2007.25.2.183
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/rh.2007.25.2.183
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Les bagues de l'Empereur Julien.  La mise  en pratique de la rhétorique  épistolaire dans la correspondance personnelle d'un empereur - Les bagues de l'Empereur Julien.  La mise  en pratique de la rhétorique  épistolaire dans la correspondance personnelle d'un empereur
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Abstract

Certain people, says Julian, make a display of the letters they have received from the emperor the way parvenues display their expensive rings. It is perhaps for this reason that we have conserved from this emperor more than thirty pieces—short notes and more developed missives—which call attention to epistolary style in its strictest sense, because they are addressed as from one individual to another, and not as from a sovereign to his subjects or his representatives. The recipients make up a small network of people who share intellectual and religious affinities with the sender. This study seeks to show how epistolary theory in Antiquity was able to be put into practice by Julian. The function of the letter is analysed, therefore, and the mise en scène of the epistolary process, the forms of the incipit and the desinit. Beyond the traditional theme of the letter as an expression of friendship, one notes in this correspondence themes of piety, work, and haste, which are rather specific to Julian, but perhaps also coded because they are constituent parts of his ethos.

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