Bookstore

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
GreenTextbooks.org Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like to purchase a Gift Card?

 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Reflections of Romanity: Discourses of Subjectivity in Imperial Rome

Price: 10.99 USD

Additional Images

Product Details

Author Name: Alston, Richard

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Publisher U.S.A. OHIO STATE UNIV PR 2011

ISBN Number 0814211496 / 9780814211496

Seller ID 096675

"Reflections of Romanity: Discourses of Subjectivity in Imperial Rome, " by Richard Alston and Efrossini Spentzou, challenges and provokes debate about how we understand the Roman world, and ourselves, by engagement with the early imperial literature of the mid-first to early second-century CE. Alston and Spentzou explore Roman subjectivity to illuminate a society whose fragmentation presented considerable challenges to contemporary thinkers. These members of the elite and intellectual classes faced complex ideological choices in relation to how they could define themselves in relation to imperial society. "Reflections of Romanity" draws on present-day reflections on selfhood while at the same time uncovering processes of self-analysis, notably by tracing individuals' reactions to moments of crisis or uncertainty. Thus it sets up a dialogue between the ancient texts it discusses, including the epics of Lucan and Statius, the letters of the Younger Pliny, Silius Italicus' "Punica, " and Tacitus' historical writings, and works of the modern period. Given the importance of classical thinking about the self in modern thought, this book addresses both a classical and a philosophical/literary critical audience.

Product Reviews

Submit A Review

Your Name:
Subject:
Message:

Reviews

Reflections of Romanity: Discourses of Subjectivity in Imperial Rome, Richard Alston  (Author), Efrossini Spentzou (Author)
Stock Image


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to greentextbooks@comcast.net
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie