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Culture and national identity in Republican Rome, Erich S. Gruen

Label
Culture and national identity in Republican Rome
Title
Culture and national identity in Republican Rome
Statement of responsibility
Erich S. Gruen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few encounters in antiquity have had more profound consequences than the encounter between Greek culture and that of Republican Rome during the third and second centuries B.C. Focusing on the response of the ruling elites, for whom Hellenic literature, religion, and visual arts were at once intimidating and irresistibly appealing, Erich S. Gruen offers a compelling account of the assimilation and adaptation of Greek culture by the Romans. Gruen examines such key cultural developments in the history of Republican Rome as the adaptation of the legend of Troy to create a special place for Rome within Hellenic traditions, and Cato's campaign to distinguish Roman cultural achievements by comparing them to those of the Greeks. He describes the diverse purposes - civic, religious, and political - for which the Romans used Greek art, as well as the development of distinctively Roman artistic expression in portraiture, historical reliefs, and comic drama within a Hellenic context. In addition, he accounts for the perseverance of two competing strains within Republican Roman culture: on the one hand, philhellenism, and on the other, the subordination of the Greek legacy within the living Roman tradition. Gruen shows that this complex process of cultural transformation served to sharpen the Romans' sense of their own values, their national character, and their international responsibilities. Demonstrating that the Roman response to Hellenism was far more subtle and dynamic than has generally been acknowledged, Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome will be welcomed as an outstanding contribution by readers interested in ancient history, classical literature, and the history of art
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruen, Erich S
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DG77
  • PA25
LC item number
  • .G78 1992
  • .C7 v.52
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Cornell studies in classical philology
  • The Townsend lectures
Series volume
v. 52.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Hellenisme
  • Cultuur
  • Beïnvloeding
  • Kultur
  • Rezeption
  • Geschichte 300 v. Chr.-100 v. Chr
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Geschichte 470 v. Chr.-27 v. Chr
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
Culture and national identity in Republican Rome, Erich S. Gruen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26013267
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780801427596
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92052756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1488372
Label
Culture and national identity in Republican Rome, Erich S. Gruen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26013267
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780801427596
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92052756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1488372

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