Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity

Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity

by Richard Miles
     
 

The essays in Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity concern themselves with the theme of identity, an increasingly popular topic in Classical studies. Through detailed discussions of particular Roman texts and images, the contributors show not only how these texts were used to create and organise particular visions of late antique society and culture,

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The essays in Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity concern themselves with the theme of identity, an increasingly popular topic in Classical studies. Through detailed discussions of particular Roman texts and images, the contributors show not only how these texts were used to create and organise particular visions of late antique society and culture, but also how constructions of identity and culture contributed to the fashioning of 'late antiquity' into a distinct historical period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415194068
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of figures
Notes on contributors
1Introduction: constructing identities in late antiquity1
2The writes of passage: cultural initiation in Heliodorus' Aethiopica16
3Gender and identity in Musaeus' Hero and Leander41
4Prudentius' Psychomachia: the Christian arena and the politics of display70
5Dramatic identities: tragedy in late antiquity95
6Translate into Greek: Porphyry of Tyre on the new barbarians112
7Autobiographical identity and philosophical past in Augustine's dialogue De Libero Arbitrio133
8The destruction of statues in late antiquity159
9Women and learning: gender and identity in scenes of intellectual life on late Roman sarcophagi190
10Constructing the judge: judicial accountability and the culture of criticism in late antiquity214
11The barbarian in late antiquity: image, reality, and transformation234
Index259

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