Pliny epistle 9.36 and Demosthenes' cave


Journal Article (Review)

This note identifi es an unnoticed allusion in Pliny Epistle 9.36 to the story of Demosthenes' cave, and explicates hoW that allusion responds in specifi c terms to the passage in Quintilian (Pliny's teacher) in Which the story of the cave is told; the upshot is a reading of Pliny's letter as an allusive and dialogic text of considerable sophistication.

Duke Authors

Published Date

  • June 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 665 - 688

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-9234

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-8418

Citation Source

  • Scopus