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Roman Cultural Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0521616190

ISBN-13: 9780521616195

Edition: 2004

Authors: Thomas Habinek, Alessandro Schiesaro

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This book places culture centre-stage in the investigation of the transformation of Rome from Republic to Empire. It is the first book to attempt to understand the so-called Roman Revolution as a cultural phenomenon. Instead of regarding cultural changes as dependent on political developments, the essays consider literary, artistic, and political changes as manifestations of a basic transformation of Roman culture. In Part I the international group of contributors discusses the changes in the cultural systems under the topics of authority, gender and sexuality, status and space in the city of Rome, and in Part II through specific texts and artifacts as they refract social, political, and…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Alessandro Schiesaro is Professor of Latin Literature at Sapienza University of Rome. He is the author of The Passions in Play: Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan Drama (2003) and the co-editor, with Thomas Habinek, of The Roman Cultural Revolution (1997).

The Transformation of Cultural Systems
Mutatio morum: the idea of a cultural revolution
The invention of sexuality in the world-city of
Recitatio and the reorganization of the space of public discourse Florence Dupont
Texts and Contexts
The boundaries of knowledge in Virgil's Georgics
Ut arte emendaturus fortunam, Horace, Nasidienus and the art of satire
Horace and the material culture of Augustan Rome: a revisionary reading
Images of the city: Propertius' new-old Rome
Livy's revolution: civic identity and the creation of the Res publica
Concealing/revealing: gender and the play of meaning in the monuments of Augustan Rome
Questions of authority: the invention of tradition in Ovid's Metamorphoses 15
A preface to the history of declamation: whose speech? whose history?