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The Resource Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen

Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen

Label
Rethinking the other in antiquity
Title
Rethinking the other in antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Erich S. Gruen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other--Egyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners--frequently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned--and even invented--kinship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. --from publisher description
  • Prevalent among classicists today is the notion that Greeks, Romans, and Jews enhanced their own self-perception by contrasting themselves with the so-called Other{u1D45}gyptians, Phoenicians, Ethiopians, Gauls, and other foreigners{u1D66}requently through hostile stereotypes, distortions, and caricature. In this provocative book, Erich Gruen demonstrates how the ancients found connections rather than contrasts, how they expressed admiration for the achievements and principles of other societies, and how they discerned{u1D61}nd even invented{u1D6B}inship relations and shared roots with diverse peoples. --
  • Gruen shows how the ancients incorporated the traditions of foreign nations, and imagined blood ties and associations with distant cultures through myth, legend, and fictive histories. He looks at a host of creative tales, including those describing the founding of Thebes by the Phoenician Cadmus, Rome's embrace of Trojan and Arcadian origins, and Abraham as ancestor to the Spartans. Gruen gives in-depth readings of major texts by Aeschylus, Herodotus, Xenophon, Plutarch, Julius Caesar, Tacitus, and others, in addition to portions of the Hebrew Bible, revealing how they offer richly nuanced portraits of the alien that go well beyond stereotypes and caricature. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gruen, Erich S
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.G78 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • Culture conflict
  • Civilization, Classical
Label
Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impressions of the "other". Persia in the Greek perception: Aeschylus and Herodotus -- Persia in the Greek perception: Xenophon and Alexander -- Egypt in the classical imagination -- Punica fides -- Caesar on the Gauls -- Tacitus on the Germans -- Tacitus and the defamation of the Jews -- People of color -- Connections with the "other". Foundation legends -- Fictitious kinships: Greeks and others -- Fictitious kinships: Jews and others -- Cultural interlockings and overlappings
Control code
587249146
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780691148526
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010014739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)587249146
Label
Rethinking the other in antiquity, Erich S. Gruen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impressions of the "other". Persia in the Greek perception: Aeschylus and Herodotus -- Persia in the Greek perception: Xenophon and Alexander -- Egypt in the classical imagination -- Punica fides -- Caesar on the Gauls -- Tacitus on the Germans -- Tacitus and the defamation of the Jews -- People of color -- Connections with the "other". Foundation legends -- Fictitious kinships: Greeks and others -- Fictitious kinships: Jews and others -- Cultural interlockings and overlappings
Control code
587249146
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 415 pages
Isbn
9780691148526
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010014739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)587249146

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