This thesis explores the declamatory works of Pseudo-Quintilian and Seneca the Elder (specially Major Declamations 3 and Controversiae 5.6) with particular attention being placed upon the representation of the male victims of sexual assault.
These explorations are then paralleled with modern sensibilities towards the same subject.
The goal of this writing is to illustrate the purpose of declamation as a literary source, the way in which said declamation reveals key characteristics of Roman society and how these characteristics compare to modern approaches towards this topic.
Advisor 1Masterson, Mark
Date of Award23/02/2021
PublisherVictoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka
Rights LicenseAuthor Retains Copyright
Degree DisciplineClassical Studies
Degree GrantorVictoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka
Degree NameMaster of Arts
Victoria University of Wellington UnitSchool of Languages and Cultures
ANZSRC Type Of Activity code1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH
Victoria University of Wellington Item TypeAwarded Research Masters Thesis