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    DescriptionThe ancient Romans are usually thought of as a monolithic ethnic group, though in fact they formed a self-consciously pluralistic society. In this book, Gary D. Farney explores how senators from Rome's Republican period celebrated and manipulated their ethnic identity to get ahead in Rome's political culture. He examines how politicians from these lands tried to advertise positive aspects of their ethnic identity, how others tried to re-create a negative identity into something positive, and how ethnic identity advertisement developed over the course of Republican history. Finally, in an epilogue, Farney addresses how the various Italic identities coalesced into a singular Italian identity in the Empire, and how Rome's experience with Italic groups informed how it perceived other groups, such as Gauls, Germans, and Greeks.

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    Ethnic Identity and Aristocratic Competition in Republican Rome
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    By (author) Gary D. Farney
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 616 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521863315
    ISBN 10: 0521863317

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JP, JFSL
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    DC22: 937
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    LC classification: DG78 .F37 2007
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    30 June 2007
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    Gary D. Farney is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University in Newark. A scholar of Roman history, he is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has published in journals such as Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Historia, and Athenaeum.
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    'Ethnic Identity and Aristocratic Competition in Republican Rome is a very fine work of scholarship. The topic touches on a wide range of important debates in Roman history, and at the same time the core issues of multiculturalism, plurality, ethnicity, and identity politics bear in a timely fashion on contemporary discussions ... Farney is to be commended.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'Farney's effort is a fine work of scholarship constituting stimulating reading with many novel ideas and points of view. It is a most important contribution to our understanding of the history and society of the Roman Republic.' Arctos
    Table of contents
    1. Duae patriae; 2. Homo Romanus natus in Latio; 3. Romanus atque Sabinus; 4. Tusci ac barbari; 5. Minicipalia illa prodigia; 6. Transferendo huc quod usquam egregium fuerit.