Inventing Ancient Culture

Inventing Ancient Culture : Historicism, periodization and the ancient world

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 18.03mm | 476g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415099609
  • 9780415099608

Table of contents

Part 1: Antiquity and the Enlightenment: Inventing the Present 1. Towards a History of Body History 2. Painters and Pederasts: Ancient Art, Sexuality, and Social History 3. Trimalchio's Constipation: Periodizing Madness, Eros, and Time 4. Philosophy, Friendship, and Cultural Studies 5. Continuity and Change in Roman Social History: Retrieving "Family Feeling(s)" from Roman Law and Literature Part 2: Reconstructing the Past: The Practice of Periodization 6. Periodization and the Heroes: or Inventing a Dark Age 7. Reconstructing Change: Ideology and Ritual 8.The Problem of Periodization: the Case of the Peloponnesian War 9. Change or Continuity? Children and Childhood in Hellenistic Historiography 10. Did Women have an Empire?.
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"This remarkable study opens new perspectives into the classical world; it is stimulating, challenging and well-inf ormed."
-"The Journal of Indo-European Studies
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