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    DescriptionSome studies of ancient Roman masculinities have concentrated on the private aspects of the subject, particularly sexuality, and have drawn conclusions from a narrow field of reference, usually rhetorical practice. In contrast, this 2006 book examines the public and the most important aspect of Roman masculinity: manliness as represented by the concept of virtus. Using traditional historical, philological, and archaeological analyses, together with the methods of socio-linguistics and gender studies, it presents a comprehensive picture of how Roman manliness developed from the middle to the late Republic. Arguing that virtus was not, in essence, a moral concept, Myles McDonnell shows how the semantic range of the word, together with the manly ideal that it embodied, were altered by Greek cultural ideas; and how Roman manliness was contested in the religion, culture, and politics of the late Republic.


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    Title
    Roman Manliness
    Subtitle
    "Virtus" and the Roman Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Myles McDonnell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521118934
    ISBN 10: 052111893X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Abridged Dewey: 900
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 305.31094563, 305.310945632
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    11 tones
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    03 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'For historians, therefore, the study of ethics is now the study of a basic building block of the Greek and Roman world, and McDonnell ... [has] made a major contribution to the field.' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction - manliness and Virtus; 1. Manliness as courage in early Latin; 2. Hellenization and Arete - semantic borrowing; 3. Arete and manly Virtus; 4. Visual representations of Virtus; 5. The boundaries of manliness; 6. Manliness in Republican Rome; 7. Divine Virtus, M. Claudius Marcellus and Roman politics; 8. Virtus contested; 9. Virtus Imperatoris; 10. Manliness redefined; Epilogue - Roman manliness and the Principate; Index.