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Troy Between Greece and Rome

Local Tradition and Imperial Power

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Troy Between Greece and Rome by Andrew Erskine
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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.

Author Biography

Andrew Erskine is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics, University College Dublin.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
332
Dimensions
145x224x33
ISBN-13
9780199240333
Product ID
2246053

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