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The Cultural History of Augustan Rome
Texts, Monuments, and Topography

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Matthew P. Loar, Sarah C. Murray, Stefano Rebeggiani, D. S. Levene, Thomas Biggs, Peter Heslin, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Maddalena Bassani, Francesca Romana Berno, Carolyn MacDonald, Stephanie Ann Frampton
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  • Publication planned for: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108480604

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  • This volume wades into the fertile waters of Augustan Rome and the interrelationship of its literature, monuments, and urban landscape. It focused on a pair of questions: how can we productively probe the myriad points of contact between textual and material evidence to write viable cultural histories of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and what are the limits of these kinds of analysis? The studies gathered here range from monumental absences to monumental texts, from canonical Roman authors such as Cicero, Livy, and Ovid to iconic Roman monuments such as the Rostra, Pantheon, and Solar Meridian of Augustus. Each chapter examines what the texts in, on, and about the city tell us about how the ancients thought about, interacted with, and responded to their urban-monumental landscape. The result is a volume whose methodological and heuristic techniques will be compelling and useful for all scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world.

    • Includes cutting-edge research on the city of Rome and the interrelationship of its literature, monuments, and urban landscape
    • Demonstrates interdisciplinary approaches to Roman culture and history, making use of different methodologies
    • Explores the advantages and limitations of bringing literary and material evidence into dialogue with each other
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    • Publication planned for: July 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108480604
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Matthew P. Loar, Sarah C. Murray and Stefano Rebeggiani
    1. Monumental insignificance: the rhetoric of Roman topography from Livy's Rome D. S. Levene
    2. Cicero, quid in alieno saeculo tibi? The 'republican' rostra between Caesar and Augustus Thomas Biggs
    3. The Julian Calendar and the Solar Meridian of Augustus: making Rome run on time Peter Heslin
    4. Monument men: buildings, inscriptions, and lexicographers in the creation of Augustan Rome Dan-el Padilla Peralta
    5. The Porticus Liviae in Ovid's Fasti (6.637–648), Part I: things
    Part II: words Maddalena Bassani and Francesca Romana Berno
    6. Greek poets on the Palatine: a wild cow chase? Carolyn MacDonald
    7. Ovid's two-body problem Stephanie Ann Frampton.

  • Editors

    Matthew P. Loar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    Matthew P. Loar is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he specializes in the literary and visual culture of late Republican and early Imperial Rome. He has co-edited, with Carolyn MacDonald and Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation (Cambridge, 2017).

    Sarah C. Murray, University of Toronto
    Sarah C. Murray is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy: Trade, Imports, and Institutions 1300–700 BCE (Cambridge, 2017).

    Stefano Rebeggiani, University of Southern California
    Stefano Rebeggiani is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. He is the author of The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid (2018).

    Contributors

    Matthew P. Loar, Sarah C. Murray, Stefano Rebeggiani, D. S. Levene, Thomas Biggs, Peter Heslin, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Maddalena Bassani, Francesca Romana Berno, Carolyn MacDonald, Stephanie Ann Frampton

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