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The politics of immorality in ancient Rome

Author: Catharine Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book addresses the question not how immoral the ancient Romans were but why the literature they produced is so preoccupied with immorality. The modern image of immoral Rome derives from ancient accounts which are largely critical rather than celebratory. Far from being empty commonplaces these accusations constituted a powerful discourse through which Romans negotiated conflicts and tensions in their social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine Edwards
ISBN: 0521893895 9780521893893
OCLC Number: 49550244
Description: xi, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A moral revolution? The law against adultery --
Mollitia: reading the body --
Playing Romans: representations of actors and the theatre --
Structures of immorality: rhetoric, building and social hierarchy --
Prodigal pleasures.
Responsibility: Catharine Edwards.
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