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Author Spawforth, Antony.

Title Greece and the Augustan cultural revolution [electronic resource] / A.J.S. Spawforth.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description viii, 319 p. : ill.
Series Greek culture in the Roman world
Greek culture in the Roman world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Greece and the Augustan age; 2. Athenian eloquence and Spartan arms; 3. The noblest actions of the Greeks; 4. The gifts of the gods; 5. Constructed beauty; 6. Hadrian and the legacy of Augustus; Conclusion.
Summary "This book examines the impact of the Roman cultural revolution under Augustus on the Roman province of Greece. It argues that the transformation of Roman Greece into a classicizing 'museum' was a specific response of the provincial Greek elites to the cultural politics of the Roman imperial monarchy. Against a background of Roman debates about Greek culture and Roman decadence, Augustus promoted the ideal of a Roman debt to a 'classical' Greece rooted in Europe and morally opposed to a stereotyped Asia. In Greece the regime signalled its admiration for Athens, Sparta, Olympia and Plataea as symbols of these past Greek glories. Cued by the Augustan monarchy, provincial-Greek notables expressed their Roman orientation by competitive cultural work (revival of ritual; restoration of buildings) aimed at further emphasising Greece's 'classical' legacy. Reprised by Hadrian, the Augustan construction of 'classical' Greece helped to promote the archaism typifying Greek culture under the principate"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Influence.
Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138 -- Influence.
Social change -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Ethnicity -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Acculturation -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Greece.
Greece -- Civilization -- Roman influences.
Greece -- Moral conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107012110 (hbk.)
9781139186131 (electronic bk.)

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