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Introduction: Museums and Muses

Steven H. Rutledge

in Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine how Roman artefacts reflect Roman values. It then describes the subsequent chapters and the sources used in the study. ... More


Constructing Social Identity: Pietas, Women, and the Roman House

Steven H. Rutledge

in Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how the Roman social and historical record was remembered through a variety of cultural material in a manner that reinforced Roman values and ideology beyond those directly ... More


Epicurean Subversion? Lucretius’s First Proem and Contemporary Roman Culture

Stephen Harrison

in Lucretius and the Early Modern

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713845
eISBN:
9780191807152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713845.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses a close reading of parts of the first proem of Lucretius’s De rerum natura (1.1–148) to show how the poem, setting out to present the doctrines of Epicureanism for Romans in the ... More


Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Steven Rutledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In antiquity, Rome represented one of the world's great cultural capitals. The city constituted a collective repository for various commemoratives, cultural artefacts, and curiosities, not to mention ... More


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