Rome the Cosmopolis

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Rome stands today for an empire and for a city. The essays gathered in this volume explore some of the many ways in which the two were interwoven. Rome was fed, beautified and enriched by empire just as it was swollen, polluted, infected and occupied by it. Empire was paraded in the streets of Rome, and exhibited in the city's buildings. Empire also made the city ineradicably foreign, polyglot, an alien capital, and a focus for un-Roman activities. The city was where the Roman cosmos was most concentrated, and so was most contested. Deploying a range of methodologies on materials ranging from Egyptian obelisks to human skeletal remains, via Christian art and Latin poetry, the contributors to this volume weave a series of pathways through the world-city, exploring the different kinds of centrality Rome had in the empire. The result is a startlingly original picture of both empire and city.

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'Nine historians offer lively, original and consistently interesting papers … Rome the Cosmopolis gives us much that is new and memorable.' The Times Literary Supplement

'… a rich and rewarding collection, which amply demonstrates that the recognition of the cosmopolitan nature of the city of Rome opens up the possibility of new literary, archaeological, historical, and artistic narratives of the city.' Journal of Roman Studies

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Ancient Rome was a vast and multifarious metropolis, by coercion and seduction drawing to itself a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainments from the whole world. This collection of essays explores key aspects of the relationship between Rome and its empire.

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Rome stands today for an empire and for a city. The essays gathered in this volume explore some of the many ways in which the two were interwoven. Rome was fed, beautified and enriched by empire just as it was swollen, polluted, infected and occupied by it. Empire was paraded in the streets of Rome, and exhibited in the city s buildings. Empire also made the city ineradicably foreign, polyglot, an alien capital, and a focus for un-Roman activities. The city was where the Roman cosmos was most concentrated, and so was most contested. Deploying a range of methodologies on materials ranging from Egyptian obelisks to human skeletal remains, via Christian art and Latin poetry, the contributors to this volume weave a series of pathways through the world-city, exploring the different kinds of centrality Rome had in the empire. The result is a startlingly original picture of both empire and city. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521030113

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Rome stands today for an empire and for a city. The essays gathered in this volume explore some of the many ways in which the two were interwoven. Rome was fed, beautified and enriched by empire just as it was swollen, polluted, infected and occupied by it. Empire was paraded in the streets of Rome, and exhibited in the city s buildings. Empire also made the city ineradicably foreign, polyglot, an alien capital, and a focus for un-Roman activities. The city was where the Roman cosmos was most concentrated, and so was most contested. Deploying a range of methodologies on materials ranging from Egyptian obelisks to human skeletal remains, via Christian art and Latin poetry, the contributors to this volume weave a series of pathways through the world-city, exploring the different kinds of centrality Rome had in the empire. The result is a startlingly original picture of both empire and city. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521030113

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 268 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780521030113

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