Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

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by Robin Osborne
     
 

"This collection of papers originally published in Past and Present includes some of the most innovative history written about Greece and Rome in the last twenty years. The volume offers a convenient and enthralling guide to the hottest issues and topics in Greek and Roman history, maps the changing interests of ancient historians and raises stimulating questions… See more details below

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"This collection of papers originally published in Past and Present includes some of the most innovative history written about Greece and Rome in the last twenty years. The volume offers a convenient and enthralling guide to the hottest issues and topics in Greek and Roman history, maps the changing interests of ancient historians and raises stimulating questions about historical method." The contributors to the volume represent many of the most exciting and influential ancient historians who have been active in the last quarter century. An introduction by the editor, which places the papers in the wider context of changing interests in Greek and Roman history, sets the scene for papers on Greek warfare, the regulation and representation of women and the nature and study of homosexual relationships in Athens, the relationship between Rome and its empire, whether Rome was democratic, the ideology of Augustan Rome, games and gaming at Rome, the lives of slaves, the ancient interpretation of dreams, the nature of religious pilgrimage, early Christian martyr stories, and bandits in the Roman empire.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521837699
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Early Greek land warfare as symbolic expression12
2Law, the democratic citizen and the presentation of women in classical Athens38
3Law, society and homosexuality in classical Athens61
4Dover, Foucault and Greek homosexuality : penetration and the truth of sex78
5The Mediterranean and the Roman revolution : politics, war and the economy119
6Democratic politics in Republican Rome140
7The Golden Age and sin in Augustan ideology159
8Literate games : Roman urban society and the game of alea177
9Novel evidence for Roman slavery206
10The future of dreams : from Freud to Artemidorus226
11Pausanias : a Greek pilgrim in the Roman world260
12The passion of Perpetua286
13Bandits in the Roman empire326

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