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Domesticating empire : Egyptian landscapes in Pompeian gardens

Author: Caitlín E Barrett
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Domesticating Empire is the first contextually-oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery in Roman households, investigating the functions of Egyptian landscapes within domestic gardens at Pompeii. So-called ""Aegyptiaca"" helped transform domestic space into a microcosm of the Roman world and enabled ancient Pompeians to present themselves as cosmopolitan, sophisticated citizens of empire.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1050571803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlín E Barrett
ISBN: 9780190641382 019064138X 9780190641368 0190641363
OCLC Number: 1078430077
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Egypt in the garden --
Imagining the Nile: affordances and contexts --
From Egypt to Oikoumene: interactive landscapes in the Casa dell'Efebo --
Self, "other," and beyond in the Casa del Medico --
Making meaning on the margins: Nilotic marginalia in the Casa del Fauno --
Model worlds: three-dimensional Nilotica in the Casa di Acceptus e Euhodia --
Conclusions: Egyptian landscapes in context.
Responsibility: Caitlín Eilís Barrett.

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