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Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen

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Rethinking the other in antiquity
Title
Rethinking the other in antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Erich S. Gruen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rom's embrace of Trjoan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature
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Gruen, Erich S
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.G78 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greeks
  • Romans
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Culture conflict
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Noncitizens
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Aliens
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization
  • Culture conflict
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • De ander
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Beeldvorming
  • Middellandse-Zeegebied
  • Fremder
  • Kulturkonflikt
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
  • étranger
  • étranger
  • étranger
  • étranger
  • étranger
  • Släktskapsförhållanden
  • Etnicitet
Label
Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-384) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I. IMPRESSIONS OF THE "OTHER" -- CHAPTER ONE: Persia in the Greek Perception -- Aeschylus' Persae -- Herodotus -- Some Visual Representations -- CHAPTER TWO: Persia in the Greek Perception -- Xenophon's Cyropaedia -- Alexander and the Persians -- CHAPTER THREE: Egypt in the Classical Imagination -- Herodotus -- Diodorus -- Assorted Assessments -- Plutarch -- CHAPTER FOUR: Punica Fides -- The Hellenic Backdrop -- In the Shadow of the Punic Wars -- The Manipulation of the Image -- The Enhancement of the Image -- CHAPTER FIVE: Caesar on the Gauls -- Prior Portraits -- The Caesarian Rendering -- CHAPTER SIX: Tacitus on the Germans -- Germans and Romans -- Interpretatio Romana? -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Tacitus and the Defamation of the Jews -- The Question -- Tacitean Irony -- CHAPTER EIGHT: People of Color -- Textual Images -- Visual Images -- PART II. CONNECTIONS WITH THE "OTHER" -- CHAPTER NINE: Foundation Legends -- Foundation Tales as Cultural Thievery -- Pelops -- Danaus -- Cadmus -- Athenians and Pelasgians -- Rome, Troy, and Arcadia -- Israel's Fictive Founders -- CHAPTER TEN: Fictitious Kinships -- Perseus as Multiculturalist -- Athens and Egypt -- The Legend of Nectanebos -- Numidians and the Near East -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Fictitious Kinships -- The Separatist Impression -- The Bible's Other Side -- Ishmaelites and Arabs -- Jews and Greeks as Kinsmen -- CHAPTER TWELVE: Cultural Interlockings and Overlappings -- Jews and Greeks as Philosophers -- Jewish Presentations of Gentiles -- Phoenicians and Greeks -- Roman Adaptation and Appropriation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Citations -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
703155982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282936492
Lccn
2010014739
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwjb3
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155982
Label
Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-384) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I. IMPRESSIONS OF THE "OTHER" -- CHAPTER ONE: Persia in the Greek Perception -- Aeschylus' Persae -- Herodotus -- Some Visual Representations -- CHAPTER TWO: Persia in the Greek Perception -- Xenophon's Cyropaedia -- Alexander and the Persians -- CHAPTER THREE: Egypt in the Classical Imagination -- Herodotus -- Diodorus -- Assorted Assessments -- Plutarch -- CHAPTER FOUR: Punica Fides -- The Hellenic Backdrop -- In the Shadow of the Punic Wars -- The Manipulation of the Image -- The Enhancement of the Image -- CHAPTER FIVE: Caesar on the Gauls -- Prior Portraits -- The Caesarian Rendering -- CHAPTER SIX: Tacitus on the Germans -- Germans and Romans -- Interpretatio Romana? -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Tacitus and the Defamation of the Jews -- The Question -- Tacitean Irony -- CHAPTER EIGHT: People of Color -- Textual Images -- Visual Images -- PART II. CONNECTIONS WITH THE "OTHER" -- CHAPTER NINE: Foundation Legends -- Foundation Tales as Cultural Thievery -- Pelops -- Danaus -- Cadmus -- Athenians and Pelasgians -- Rome, Troy, and Arcadia -- Israel's Fictive Founders -- CHAPTER TEN: Fictitious Kinships -- Perseus as Multiculturalist -- Athens and Egypt -- The Legend of Nectanebos -- Numidians and the Near East -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Fictitious Kinships -- The Separatist Impression -- The Bible's Other Side -- Ishmaelites and Arabs -- Jews and Greeks as Kinsmen -- CHAPTER TWELVE: Cultural Interlockings and Overlappings -- Jews and Greeks as Philosophers -- Jewish Presentations of Gentiles -- Phoenicians and Greeks -- Roman Adaptation and Appropriation -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Citations -- Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Control code
703155982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282936492
Lccn
2010014739
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwjb3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155982

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