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Author Dench, Emma.
Title Romulus' asylum : Roman identities from the age of Alexander to the age of Hadrian / Emma Dench.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Author Dench, Emma.
Subject National characteristics, Roman.
Ethnicity -- Rome.
Group identity -- Rome.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 441 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-441) and index.
Contents 1. Roman ethnographies -- 2. Romulus' asylum : the character of the Roman citizenship -- 3. The idea of Italy -- 4. Flesh and blood -- 5. Languages and literatures -- Epilogue : closure?
Summary Who did the Romans think they were? They were a people scattered round the ancient Mediterranean world, yet they imagined a common identity for themselves, particularly through shared myths and history. This book shows how ancient means of constructing identity compares with modern means.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1423753046 (electronic bk.)
9781423753049 (electronic bk.)
0198150512
9780198150510
1282199307
9781282199309
1280753404
9781280753404
9780191710018
0191710016
OCLC # 64184154
Additional Format Print version: Dench, Emma. Romulus' asylum. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0198150512 (DLC) 2005482039 (OCoLC)56695651


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