Rome's Cultural Revolution
By (author) Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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Rome's Cultural Revolution by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Book DescriptionThe period of Rome's imperial expansion, the late Republic and early Empire, saw transformations of its society, culture and identity. Drawing equally on archaeological and literary evidence, this book offers an original and provocative interpretation of these changes. Moving from recent debates about colonialism and cultural identity, both in the Roman world and more broadly, and challenging the traditional picture of 'Romanization' and 'Hellenization', it offers instead a model of overlapping cultural identities in dialogue with one another. It attributes a central role to cultural change in the process of redefinition of Roman identity, represented politically by the crisis of the Republican system and the establishment of the new Augustan order. Whether or not it is right to see these changes as 'revolutionary', they involve a profound transformation of Roman life and identity, one that lies at the heart of understanding the nature of the Roman Empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521721608
(247mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
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Augustan Rome, Paperback (January 1998)
A concise introduction to Rome in the age of Augustus.
Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Paperback (July 1996)
Few sources reveal the life of the ancient Romans as vividly as do the houses preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius. Wealthy Romans lavished resources on shaping their surroundings to impress their crowds of visitors. This book explores the rich potential of the houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum to offer insights into Roman social life.
City and Country in the Ancient World, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
This volume of papers by influential historians and archaeologists explores the city-country relationship in the ancient Greco-Roman world and its impact on social, political, economic and cultural conditions in classical antiquity.
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Author Biography - Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is Professor of Classics at the University of Reading and has been Director of the British School at Rome since 1995. His previous books are Suetonius: The Scholar and his Caesars (1983), Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994) and Domestic Space in the Roman World (co-edited with Ray Laurence, 1997). He is currently directing a major project on a Pompeian neighbourhood with Michael Fulford and, since 2001, has directed the Herculaneum Conservation Project. He frequently contributes to radio and television programmes on various aspects of Roman life and in 2004 was awarded an OBE for services to Anglo-Italian cultural relations.
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