Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire

Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire

by Dr Joanne Berry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415241499

ISBN-13: 9780415241496

Pub. Date: 02/23/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to challenge our

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This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to challenge our basic assumptions of Romanization and how parts of Europe became incorporated into a Roman culture.
Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire breaks new ground, arguing that the idea of a unified and easily defined Roman culture is over-simplistic, and offering alternative theories and models. This well-documented and timely book presents cultural identity throughout the Roman empire as a complex and diverse issue, far removed from the previous notion of a dichotomy between the Roman invaders and the Barbarian conquered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415241496
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/23/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Cohors: the governor and his entourage in the self-image of the Roman Republic10
3Punic persistence: colonialism and cultural identities in Roman Sardinia25
4Constructing the self and the other in Cyrenaica49
5Roman imperialism and the city in Italy64
6Landscape and cultural identity in Roman Britain79
7Territory, ethnonyms and geography: the construction of identity in Roman Italy95
8Romancing the Celts: a segmentary approach to acculturation111
9A spirit of improvement? marble and the culture of Roman Britain125
10Material culture and Roman identity: the spatial layout of Pompeian houses and the problem of ethnicity156
11Negotiating identity and status: the gladiators of Roman Nimes179
Index196

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