Book ID: CBB957993311

The Pasts of Roman Anatolia: Interpreters, Traces, Horizons (2020)


Felipe Rojas (Author)

Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2020
Language: English

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 270

In this volume, Felipe Rojas examines how the inhabitants of Roman Anatolia interacted with the physical traces of earlier civilizations in their midst. Combining material and textual evidence, he shows that interest in and knowledge about pre-classical remains was deep and widespread. Indeed, ancient interaction with the remnants of even more ancient pasts was a vital part of life for many and diverse people in Roman Anatolia. Such interaction ranged from the purported translation of Bronze and Iron Age inscriptions to the physical manipulation of monuments and objects, including prehistoric earthen mounds and archaic statues. Occasionally, it even involved the production of fake antiquities. Offering new insights into both the archaeology and history of the Roman Mediterranean, Rojas's book is also an innovative contribution to the archaeology and anthropology of memory.

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Review Andy Merrills (2021) Review of "The Pasts of Roman Anatolia: Interpreters, Traces, Horizons". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 823-824). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Wilson, Andrew
Chloë N Duckworth
Baker, Patricia Anne
Ballard, Chris
Belmonte, Juan Antonio
Douglas, Bronwen
Galenos: Rivista di Filologia dei Testi Medici Antichi
Geographia antiqua
History and Anthropology
History and Theory
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Princeton University
Central European University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Material culture
Antiochus I, King of Commagene
Hippocrates of Cos
Pliny the Elder
Ptolemy, Claudius
Time Periods
20th century, early
16th century
17th century
18th century
Rome (Italy)
Mediterranean region
Middle and Near East
Oxford University
Pitt Rivers Museum (University of Oxford)

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