Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises

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Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises. / van der Blom, Henriette.

Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. ed. / John Baines; Samuel Chen; Henriette van der Blom; Tim Rood. Equinox Publishing, 2019. p. 359-375.

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Harvard

van der Blom, H 2019, Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises. in J Baines, S Chen, H van der Blom & T Rood (eds), Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing, pp. 359-375. https://doi.org/10.1558/equinox.33740

APA

van der Blom, H. (2019). Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises. In J. Baines, S. Chen, H. van der Blom, & T. Rood (Eds.), Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World (pp. 359-375). Equinox Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1558/equinox.33740

Vancouver

van der Blom H. Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises. In Baines J, Chen S, van der Blom H, Rood T, editors, Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing. 2019. p. 359-375 https://doi.org/10.1558/equinox.33740

Author

van der Blom, Henriette. / Roman republican history in imperial rhetorical exercises. Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. editor / John Baines ; Samuel Chen ; Henriette van der Blom ; Tim Rood. Equinox Publishing, 2019. pp. 359-375

Bibtex

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