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119 At first sight, we might want to take these TOCs as consolidation of a new movement under the empire towards what we have called ‘hypertextual’ reading. As Andrew Riggsby’s contribution to this volume shows, however, Pliny’s TOC is not pragmatically useful in finding one’s way around this massive work; rather, it serves the rhetorical end of displaying his mastery. Yet although it would be hopelessly crude to see these devices as unilateral reflexes in response to a single, unified urge underlying the multifarious textual practices of the empire, it is clear that paratextual phenomena of this kind do begin to gain a hold in this period, and that they are intimately related to the intensification of activity associated with archival thinking.

Not all disciplines created the same kinds of social positions for the human subjects and objects of their practice. Medicine, as it was both practised and theorised, offered distinctive visions of the human body and of 93 94 95 See K¨onig (2005) 315–25. See French (1994) 123–30; Clarke (1999), esp. 216; cf. 185–90 on similar conceptions in the geographical work of Posidonius. 96 Pp. 13–20. See Hankinson (1988). 99 All of these disciplines were very different from each other in the experiences of knowledge they offered (as well as being differently experienced in different contexts), though all of them also reflected and contributed in interlocking ways to the overarching power relations of Greco-Roman society.

88 84 85 86 88 See pp. , Gruen (1993). See esp. Columella Rust. 7–11, and Henderson (2004). , Apuleius (2nd cent. ce), On rustic matters; Columella, On trees; Siculus Flaccus (2nd cent. ce), On the status of fields; Julius Graecinus (2nd cent. ce), On vines. 87 See Barton (1994a), esp. 38–49. See Garnsey (1999) 23–4. See Talbert (1984), with 15–16 and 134 on Vespasian’s adlection of new senators; and 372–407 for senatorial duties. Ordering knowledge 25 Other changes were less clearly anchored in specific institutional adjustments, but not for that reason any less firmly grounded in political reality.

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