The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

ISBN : 9780198856009

Alessandro Barchiesi; Walter Scheidel
976 Pages
171 x 171 mm
Pub date
Dec 2019
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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies is an indispensable guide to the latest scholarship in this area. Over fifty distinguished scholars elucidate the contribution of material as well as literary culture to our understanding of the Roman world. The emphasis is particularly upon the new and exciting links between the various sub-disciplines that make up Roman Studies-for example, between literature and epigraphy, art and philosophy, papyrology and economic history. The Handbook, in fact, aims to establish a field and scholarly practice as much as to describe the current state of play. Connections with disciplines outside classics are also explored, including anthropology, psychoanalysis, gender and reception studies, and the use of new media.


Alessandro Barchiesi & Walter Scheidel: Introduction
1 James O'Donnell: New media (and old)
2 Mario De Nonno: Transmission and textual criticism
3 C. Brian Rose: Iconography
4 Joshua Katz: Linguistics
5 Henry Hurst: Archaeology
6 John Bodel: Epigraphy
7 Roger Bagnall: Papyrology
8 William Metcalf: Numismatics
9 Werner Eck: Prosopography
10 Llewelyn Morgan: Metre
11 Joseph Farrell: Literary theory
12 Susanna Braund: Translation
13 Alfonso Traina: Style
14 Anthony Corbeill: Gender studies
15 Matthew Roller: Culture-based approaches
16 Maurizio Bettini: Anthropology
17 Emma Dench: Identity
18 Michele Lowrie: Performance
19 Ellen Oliensis: Psychoanalysis and the Roman imaginary
20 Eugenio La Rocca: Art and representation
21 Andrew Laird: Reception studies
22 Stephen Hinds: Historicism and formalism
23 Andrew Riggsby: Rhetoric
24 Christina Kraus: Historiography and biography
25 Philip Hardie: Epic
26 Kathleen McCarthy: First-person poetry
27 Florence Dupont: Theatre
28 Jennifer Ebbeler: Letters
29 Ellen Finkelpearl: Novels
30 Robert Kaster: Scholarship
31 Nicola Terrenato: Early Rome
32 Harriet Flower: The imperial republic
33 Carlos Norena: The early imperial monarchy
34 Richard Lim: The late empire
35 William Harris: Power
36 Nicholas Purcell: Urbanism
37 Walter Scheidel: Economy and quality of life
38 Beryl Rawson: Family and society
39 Keith Bradley: Freedom and slavery
40 Jill Harries: Law
41 Kathleen Coleman: Spectacle
42 Peter Bang: Imperial ecumene and polyethnicity
43 Clifford Ando: After antiquity
44 David Sedley: Philosophy
45 Joy Connolly: Political theory
46 Tim Whitmarsh: Hellenism
47 Jorg Rupke: Religious pluralism
48 Seth Schwartz: Judaism
49 Hagith Sivan: Christianity
50 Rebecca Flemming: Sexuality
51 Kristina Milnor: Women
52 Kai Brodersen: Space and geography
53 Edmund Thomas: Architecture
54 Paul Keyser: Science
55 Denis Feeney: Time and calendar

About the author: 

Alessandro Barchiesi is Professor of Latin at the Universities of Siena and Stanford. Walter Scheidel is Professor of Classics at Stanford University.

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