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The Roman Cultural Revolution

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Thomas Habinek, Florence Dupont, Alessandro Schiesaro, Ellen Oliensis, Eleanor Winsor Leach, Andrew Feldherr, Barbara Kellum, Philip Hardie, Elaine Fantham, Martin Bloomer
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  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521616195

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  • This book is a multidisciplinary attempt to understand the Roman Revolution as a cultural phenomenon. Contributors draw on the latest approaches in literary and cultural studies to integrate literature, art and history into a new account of Roman culture during the transition from Republic to Empire. In Part I the changes in cultural systems are discussed under the topics of authority, gender and sexuality, status and space in the city of Rome, and in Part II texts and artifacts are shown to refract social, political and economic changes.

    • Takes holistic approach to Roman culture - integrates works from literature, art, and political history into broader account
    • Interdisciplinary - with contributions by international group of historians, literary critics, and art historians
    • Theoretically sophisticated - draws upon methods developed in anthropology, cultural studies, and literary theory
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    "Unquestionably the volume will be influential in the effort to bring cultural studies into the classical fold. The editors and participants have made laudable efforts to reverse assumptions that cultural artifacts are products of socio-political circumstances." Katherine O. Eldred, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    "The Roman Cultural Revolution, unlike many collections, is consistent in its excellence and thematic presentation on a most important topic. Recommended for all libraries." Timothy S. Johnson, Religious Studies Review

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521616195
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Transformation of Cultural Systems:
    1. Mutatio morum: the idea of a cultural revolution Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
    2. The invention of sexuality in the world-city of Rome Thomas Habinek
    3. Recitatio and the reorganization of the space of public discourse Florence Dupont
    Part II. Texts and Contexts:
    4. The boundaries of knowledge in Virgil's Georgics Alessandro Schiesaro
    5. Ut arte emendaturus fortunam, Horace, Nasidienus and the art of satire Ellen Oliensis
    6. Horace and the material culture of Augustan Rome: a revisionary reading Eleanor Winsor Leach
    7. Images of the city: Propertius' new-old Rome Elaine Fantham
    8. Livy's revolution: civic identity and the creation of the Res publica Andrew Feldherr
    9. Concealing/revealing: gender and the play of meaning in the monuments of Augustan Rome Barbara Kellum
    10. Questions of authority: the invention of tradition in Ovid's Metamorphoses 15 Philip Hardie
    11. A preface to the history of declamation: whose speech? whose history? Martin Bloomer.

  • Editors

    Thomas Habinek, University of Southern California

    Alessandro Schiesaro, King's College London

    Contributors

    Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Thomas Habinek, Florence Dupont, Alessandro Schiesaro, Ellen Oliensis, Eleanor Winsor Leach, Andrew Feldherr, Barbara Kellum, Philip Hardie, Elaine Fantham, Martin Bloomer

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