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Unwritten Rome

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ISBN-10: 0859898237

ISBN-13: 9780859898232

Edition: 2008

Authors: T. P. Wiseman

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How do you understand a society that didn't write down its own history? That is the problem with early Rome, from the Bronze Age down to the conquest of Italy around 300 BC. The texts we have to use were all written centuries later, and their view of early Rome is impossibly anachronistic. But some authentic evidence may survive, if we can only tease it out-like the old story of a Roman king acting as a magician, or the traditional custom that may originate in the practice of ritual prostitution. This book consists of eighteen exercises in finding such material and making sense of it. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 9.21" wide x 6.42" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.320

List of illustrations
Unwritten Rome
What Can Livy Tell Us?
Fauns, Prophets and Ennius' Annales
The God of the Lupercal
Liber: Myth, Drama and Ideology in Republican Rome
The Kalends of April
Summoning Jupiter: Magic in the Roman Republic
Origines ludorum
The Games of Flora
The Games of Hercules
Praetextae, Togatae and Other Unhelpful Categories
Octavia and the Phantom Genre
Ovid and the Stage
The Prehistory of Roman Historiography
History, Poetry and Annales
The House of Tarquin
The Legend of Lucius Brutus
Roman Republic, Year One
Illustration credits
Index of passages
General index