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The politics of public space in Republican Rome

Author: Amy Russell
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking public space as her starting point, Amy Russell offers a fresh analysis of the ever-fluid public/private divide in Republican Rome. Built on the 'spatial turn' in Roman studies and incorporating textual and archaeological evidence, this book uncovers a rich variety of urban spaces. No space in Rome was solely or fully public. Some spaces were public but also political, sacred, or foreign; many apparently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015026731
(OCoLC)914219643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Russell
ISBN: 9781139629041 1139629042 9781316466360 1316466361
OCLC Number: 933713625
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Roman concepts : publicus and privatus --
3. The definition of political space in the Forum Romanum --
4. The Forum between political space and private space --
5. Gods, patrons, and community in sacred space --
6. Greek, Roman, public, and private : the space of art and the art of space --
7. Pompey and the privatisation of public space on the Campus Martius --
8. Conclusion: The death of public space?
Responsibility: Amy Russell (Durham University).

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This book explores how public space in Republican Rome was an unstable category marked, experienced, and defined by multiple actors and audiences.  Read more...

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