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    Roman Landscape: Culture and Identity (New Surveys in the Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Diana Spencer

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    DescriptionThis book tackles how and why 'landscape' (farms, gardens, countryside) set the scene in the first centuries BCE and CE for Romans keen to talk up and about (but also to scrutinize and understand) what it meant to be a citizen. It investigates what 'landscape' means now and reflects upon how contemporary approaches to 'landscape' can enrich our understanding of ancient experience of the interface between natural and artificial space. It encourages examination of 'landscape' from a range of angles, suggesting alternative ways of thinking about what landscape represents. These methodological approaches (presented initially via a set of key terms and definitions and then deployed thematically across four chapters), combined with a detailed interdisciplinary bibliography and a series of case studies of literary texts and material sites, enable readers to use this survey as a starting point for developing their own in-depth study.

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    Roman Landscape
    Culture and Identity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diana Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107400245
    ISBN 10: 1107400244

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    DC22: 937
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ARC008000
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    DC22: 712.093763
    LC classification: BH301.L3 .S64 2010
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    Thema V1.0: AMX, NHD, NHC
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    Illustrations, maps
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    01 April 2011
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    Review quote
    "The book is well made, with useful illustrations, and attractively priced." --BMCR
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: surveying the scene; 2. Landscape and aesthetics; 3. Those happy fields: aborious landscapes and DIY self-help; 4. Landscape: time and motion; 5. Italy and the villa estate, or, of cabbages and kings; 5.1. Philosophical landscapes: Cicero, loca, and imagines; 5.2. Varro's exopolis: landscape and Italy; 5.3. Columella: landscape and the body of history; 5.4. Statius, landscape, and autarky: between authenticity and delight; 5.5. Ekphrasis: Pliny's artful landscapes; 6. Spaces and Places; 6.1. Landscape as background and foreground; 6.2. Landscape and scale: gardens; 6.3. Imagined landscapes: the Villa 'Farnesina'; 6.4. Total immersion: Livia's garden room (Villa ad Gallinas Albas, Prima Porta); 6.5. Landscapes encircling the city: the Horti Sallustiani and Porticus of Pompey; Envoi. Getting (away from) it all at Hadrian's villa; Bibliography; Webography.