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Popular Culture In Ancient Rome

Author : J. P. Toner
ISBN : 9780745654904
Genre : History
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The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance by focusing on the non-elite in the Roman world. It builds a vivid account of the everyday lives of the masses, including their social and family life, health, leisure and religious beliefs, and the ways in which their popular culture resisted the domination of the ruling elite. The book highlights previously under-considered aspects of popular culture of the period to give a fuller picture. It is the first book to take fully into account the level of mental health: given the physical and social environment that most people faced, their overall mental health mirrored their poor physical health. It also reveals fascinating details about the ways in which people solved problems, turning frequently to oracles for advice and guidance when confronted by difficulties. Our understanding of the non-elite world is further enriched through the depiction of sensory dimensions: Toner illustrates how attitudes to smell, touch, and noise all varied with social status and created conflict, and how the emperors tried to resolve these disputes as part of their regeneration of urban life. Popular Culture in Ancient Rome offers a rich and accessible introduction to the usefulness of the notion of popular culture in studying the ancient world and will be enjoyed by students and general readers alike.

Imperial Projections

Author : Sandra R. Joshel
ISBN : 0801882680
Genre : Art
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The creators of popular culture have often appropriated elements of Roman history and society. This text looks at how ancient Rome has been depicted and what the portrayals tell us about contemporary culture.

Popular Culture In The Ancient World

Author : Lucy Grig
ISBN : 9781107074897
Genre : History
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This book adopts a new approach to the classical world by focusing on ancient popular culture.

Projecting The Past

Author : Maria Wyke
ISBN : 9781317796060
Genre : History
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Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.

Ancient Rome And Modern America

Author : Margaret Malamud
ISBN : 9781444305081
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ancient Rome and Modern America explores the vital role the narratives and images of Rome have played in America’s understanding of itself and its history. Places America’s response to Rome in a historical context, from the Revolutionary era to the present Looks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing, architecture, theatre, painting, World’s Fairs and Expositions, and film Beautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographs and figures

Public Libraries And Literary Culture In Ancient Rome

Author : Clarence Eugene Boyd
ISBN : WISC:89011057080
Genre : Libraries
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The Oxford Companion To Classical Civilization

Author : Simon Hornblower
ISBN : 9780191016769
Genre : History
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What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.

Leisure And Ancient Rome

Author : J. P. Toner
ISBN : 9780745668901
Genre : History
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In this book Toner offers a new way of looking at Roman society at all levels, not just among the elite, by examining the imperial games and the baths as well as gambling, the taverns, theatre and carnivals.

Christ As The Telos Of Life

Author : Bradley Arnold
ISBN : 3161533267
Genre : Religion
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Bradley Arnold examines Paul's argument in his letter to the Philippians. He looks particularly at how this argument is structured similarly to the pattern of thinking in ancient moral philosophy, utilizes athletic imagery within this argumentative framework, and employs a rhetorical practice known as vivid description.

Slavery In The Roman World

Author : Sandra R. Joshel
ISBN : 9780521535014
Genre : History
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A lively and comprehensive overview of Roman slavery, ideal for introductory-level students of the ancient Mediterranean world.

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