Troy Between Greece and Rome
Local Tradition and Imperial Power
By (author) Andrew Erskine
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Troy Between Greece and Rome by Andrew Erskine
Book DescriptionTroy linked Greece and Rome. It was once the subject of the greatest of Greek poems and the mother city of the Romans. It gave the Romans a place in the mythical past of the Greeks, it gave Greeks a way of approaching Rome, and it gave the emperor Augustus, descendant of Aeneas, a suitably elevated ancestry. In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. In contrast to earlier studies the emphasis is on the Greek rather than the Roman perspective. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199265800
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Erskine
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This book explores the interplay of form and function in both real and fictional oratory at Rome.
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Companion to Ancient History, Paperback (December 2012)
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Author Biography - Andrew Erskine
Andrew Erskine is Professor of Classics and Head of Department at the National University of Ireland, Galway
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