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Master of Arts (MA)
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This thesis considers censorship and book-burning in imperial Rome and Egypt from Augustus to Diocletian (31 BCE-305 CE). In considering this phenomenon comparatively, this paper analyzes literary treason, the impact of the rise of an imperial government on censorship, the role of emperors in this suppression, and changing notions of subversive behavior.
Rahyab, Susan, "Censorship and Book-Burning in Imperial Rome and Egypt" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.