Images and Ideologies

Images and Ideologies : Self-definition in the Hellenistic World

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This volume captures the individuality, the national and personal identity, the cultural exchange, and the self-consciousness that have long been sensed as peculiarly potent in the Hellenistic world. The fields of history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion are each presented using the format of two essays followed by a response. Conveying the direction and focus of Hellenistic learning, eighteen leading scholars discuss issues of liberty versus domination, appropriation versus accommodation, the increasing diversity of citizen roles and the dress and gesture appropriate to them, and the accompanying religious and philosophical ferment. The result is an arresting view of the incredible and unprecedented diversity of the Hellenistic world.
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  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 522g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 0520075269
  • 9780520075269

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Julia Annas, Klaus Bringmann, Fernanda Caizzi, Albrecht Dihle, Thomas Gelzer, Christopher Gill, Adalberto Giovannini, Erich Gruen, Albert Henrichs, Ludwig Koenen, Anthony Long, Peter Parsons, Brunilde Ridgway, Andrew Stewart, R. R. R. Smith, Folkert van Straaten, Frank Walbank, Paul Zanker
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