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Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation

Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece

Memory, Monuments, Texts

Estelle Strazdins

Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece

Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation

Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece

Memory, Monuments, Texts

Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation: Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece

 

Strazdins uses literature, inscriptions, and art to explore the relationship of elite Greeks of the Roman imperial period to time. She establishes that imperial Greek temporality was more complex than previously allowed by detailing how cultural output used the past to position itself within tradition but was crafted to speak to the future.


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Beschrijving Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation: Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece

Fashioning the Future in Roman Greece: Memory, Monuments, Texts uses literature, inscriptions, art, and architecture to explore the relationship of elite Greeks of the Roman imperial period to time. This wide-ranging work challenges conventional thinking about the temporal positioning of imperial Greece and the so-called 'Second Sophistic', which holds that it was obsessed above all with the Classical past. Instead, the volume establishes that imperial Greek
temporality was far more complex than scholarship has previously allowed by detailing how contemporary cultural output used the past to position itself within tradition but was crafted to speak to the future. At the same time, the book emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary analysis in any explication of
elite culture in Roman Greece, since abundant extant evidence reveals its purveyors were often responsible for the production of both literature and material culture. Strazdins shows how these two modes of cultural production in the hands of elites, such as Herodes Atticus, Arrian, Aelius Aristides, Lucian, Dio Chrysostom, Polemon, Pausanias, and Philostratus, exhibit a shared rhetoric oriented towards posterity and informed by a heightened awareness of the fragility of cultural and personal
memory over large spans of time. The book thus provides a sophisticated analysis of the tensions, anxieties, and opportunities that attend the fashioning of commemorative strategies against the background of the 'Second Sophistic' and the Roman empire, and details the consequences of embroilment with
futurity on our understanding of the cultural and political concerns of elite imperial Greeks.


ISBN
9780192866103
Pagina's
400
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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