Rome the Cosmopolis

Rome the Cosmopolis

by Catharine Edwards, Greg Woolf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521030110

ISBN-13: 9780521030113

Pub. Date: 11/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis. By coercion and seduction it attracted a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainment from all over the world. What impact did the possession of empire have on the city itself? How did its inhabitants, visitors and subjects comprehend its unique role? How did

Overview

Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis. By coercion and seduction it attracted a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainment from all over the world. What impact did the possession of empire have on the city itself? How did its inhabitants, visitors and subjects comprehend its unique role? How did Rome stay Roman when it encompassed the world? This collection of essays seeks to explore key aspects of the relationship between Rome and its empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030113
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Cosmopolis: Rome as World City Catharine Edwards and Greg Woolf; 2. The triumph of the absurd: Roman street theatre Mary Beard; 3. Incorporating the alien: the art of conquest Catharine Edwards; 4. Inventing Christian Rome: the role of early Christian art Jas' Elsner; 5. Slavery and the growth of Rome: the transformation of Italy in the second and first centuries BCE Willem Jongman; 6. Rivalling Rome: Carthage Richard Miles; 7. Migration and the metropolis Neville Morley; 8. Germs for Rome Walter Scheidel; 9. Embracing Egypt Caroline Vout; 10. The City of Letters Greg Woolf; Bibliography; Index.

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