In this volume, Felipe Rojas examines how the inhabitants of Roman Anatolia interacted with the physical traces of earlier civilizations in their midst. Combining material and textual evidence, he shows that interest in and knowledge about pre-classical remains was deep and widespread. Indeed, ancient interaction with the remnants of even more ancient pasts was a vital part of life for many and diverse people in Roman Anatolia. Such interaction ranged from the purported translation of Bronze and Iron Age inscriptions to the physical manipulation of monuments and objects, including prehistoric earthen mounds and archaic statues. Occasionally, it even involved the production of fake antiquities. Offering new insights into both the archaeology and history of the Roman Mediterranean, Rojas's book is also an innovative contribution to the archaeology and anthropology of memory.Read more
- Expands the range of ancient people engaged in making history
- Collects and presents diverse data demonstrating that interest in the physical traces of the past was pervasive in Roman Anatolia
- Extends discussion about the nature and practice of antiquarianism into the classical past
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- Date Published: October 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108484886
- length: 270 pages
- dimensions: 261 x 185 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.74kg
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
5. Beyond Anatolia
6. The past in things: ancient archaeophilia and modern archaeology.
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