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  1. Lieve Van Hoof (2013). Performing Paideia: Greek Culture as an Instrument for Social Promotion in the Fourth Century A.D. Classical Quarterly 63 (1):387-406.
    Paideia – i.e. Greek culture, comprising, amongst other things, language, literature, philosophy and medicine – was a constituent component of the social identity of the elite of the Roman empire: as a number of influential studies on the Second Sophistic have recently shown, leading members of society presented themselves as such by their possession and deployment of cultural capital, for example by performing oratory, writing philosophy or showcasing medical interventions. As the ‘common language’ of the men ruling the various parts (...)
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  2. Lieve van Hoof (2012). Views of the Past (C.) Kelly, (R.) Flower, (M.S.) Williams (Edd.) Unclassical Traditions. Volume I: Alternatives to the Classical Past in Late Antiquity. (Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, Supplement 34.) Pp. Viii + 156. Cambridge: The Cambridge Philological Society, 2010. Cased, £45, US$90. ISBN: 978-0-906014-33-2. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (1):135-138.
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  3. Lieve Van Hoof & Peter Van Nuffelen (2011). Pseudo-Themistius, Pros Basilea: A False Attribution. Byzantion 81:412-423.
    A thirteenth-century manuscript attributes a short fragment of a speech Pros Basilea to the fourth-century orator Themistius. Its editors argue that the piece is authentic and was addressed to Theodosius I. In fact, style and vocabulary, geographical references, and the way the divinity of the emperor is highlighted, strongly argue against its authenticity. The fragment must be dated much later than the fourth century: this article suggests a date in the reign of Justinian.
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  4. Lieve Van Hoof (2010). Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This book, which transcends the boundaries between literature, social history, and philosophy, studies Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts ...
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