Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans (BOK)

Adam M Kemezis

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The political instability of the Severan Period (AD 193-235) destroyed the High Imperial consensus about the Roman past and caused both rulers and subjects constantly to re-imagine and re-narrate both recent events and the larger shape of Greco-Roman history and cultural identity. This book examines the narratives put out by the new dynasty, and how the literary elite responded with divergent visions of their own. It focuses on four long Greek narrative texts from the period (by Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian), each of which constructs its own version of the empire, each defined by different Greek and Roman elements and each differently affected by dynastic change, especially that from Antonine to Severan. Innovative theories of narrative are used to produce new readings of these works that bring political, literary and cultural perspectives together in a unified presentation of the Severan era as a distinctive historical moment.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Adam M Kemezis
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107062726
Antall sider 351 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,9cm x 3cm
Vekt 664 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd