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Troy Between Greece and Rome : Local Tradition and Imperial Power - Andrew Erskine

Troy Between Greece and Rome

Local Tradition and Imperial Power

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780199240333
Number Of Pages: 336

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Troy linked Greece and Rome. It was once the subject of the greatest of Greek poems and the mother city of the Romans. It gave the Romans a place in the mythical past of the Greeks, it gave Greeks a way of approaching Rome, and it gave the emperor Augustus, descendant of Aeneas, a suitably elevated ancestry. In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. In contrast to earlier studies the emphasis is on the Greek rather than the Roman perspective. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars.

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`Andrew Erskine has now covered the ground, with ample perspectives, new insights and varied expertise. Additionally, with extreme (perhaps specially Irish) courtesy; this is not common in scholarship and certainly not common in Aeneas-studies.' Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review `A detailed and spirited sifting of evidence' Peter Stothard, Times Higher Education Supplement

List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Myth and Local Traditionp. 2
Greeks, Trojans, and Barbariansp. 6
Rome
The Recovery of Trojan Romep. 15
Greece
Homer and the Archaic Agep. 47
The Persian Wars and the Denigration of the Trojansp. 61
Trojan Past and Presentp. 93
Between Greece and Rome
Troy and the Western Greeksp. 131
Pyrrhos, Troy, and Rome: An Interludep. 157
Greek States and Roman Relativesp. 162
Old Gods, New Homesp. 198
Ilion between Greece and Romep. 225
Epiloguep. 254
Referencesp. 259
Indexp. 285
Map: The Troadp. 99
Map: Italy and Sicilyp. 132
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ISBN: 9780199240333
ISBN-10: 0199240337
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st February 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 13.87  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.5

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