n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Cornelius Fronto : a 'Libyan Nomad' at Rome

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On occasion Cornelius Fronto from Cirta in North Africa, teacher of Marcus Aurelius, refers to himself as a 'Libyan nomad.' This article places Fronto in the Roman society of his time, examines his attitude to the emperor and to his fellow-Africans and considers whether Fronto's linguistic purism and love for archaism indicate the typically provincial 'cultural cringe' that results in a zeal for hyper-correctness, concluding that it does not.


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