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The Resource The foundation of Rome : myth and history, Alexandre Grandazzi ; translated by Jane Marie Todd

The foundation of Rome : myth and history, Alexandre Grandazzi ; translated by Jane Marie Todd

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The foundation of Rome : myth and history
Title
The foundation of Rome
Title remainder
myth and history
Statement of responsibility
Alexandre Grandazzi ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
At once a historical essay and a meditation on the writing of history, The Foundation of Rome takes as its starting point a series of accounts of Rome's origins offered over the course of centuries. Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in their contemporary contexts and shows how a growing sophistication in methodology gradually changed the accepted views of the city's origins. He looks, for example, at the hypercritical philology of the nineteenth century, which cast aside everything that could not be verified. He then explains how the increase in archeological discoveries and changing archeological techniques influenced the story of Rome's birth. Grandazzi produces a depiction of Rome's origins that is both up-to-date and provocative. His use of scientific parallels to describe changes in the way texts have been analyzed and his broad familiarity with comparative material make his synthesis particularly illuminating, and he writes with clarity, verve, and wit. The methodological and historiographical dimensions of this book, first published in France in 1991, have endeared it to many outside the field of ancient history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grandazzi, Alexandre
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG65
LC item number
.G7313 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome
  • Mythology, Roman
  • Archaeology and history
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archaeology in literature
Label
The foundation of Rome : myth and history, Alexandre Grandazzi ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART 1: PROLEGOMENA FOR ANY FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF ROME CLAIMING TO BE A SCIENCE: The age of philology -- The triumph of archaeology? -- Georges Dumezil's hermeneutics -- The historiological dimension -- PART 2: DAWN: Surveying Latium -- The site of Rome -- The discovery of Latium: from treasure hunt to modern archaeology -- The temporal order -- PART 3: AND ROME BECAME A CITY ... : Villages, leagues, and federation -- Birth of a city -- The paths of memory -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 236 p.
Isbn
9780801482472
Lccn
97017341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The foundation of Rome : myth and history, Alexandre Grandazzi ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART 1: PROLEGOMENA FOR ANY FUTURE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF ROME CLAIMING TO BE A SCIENCE: The age of philology -- The triumph of archaeology? -- Georges Dumezil's hermeneutics -- The historiological dimension -- PART 2: DAWN: Surveying Latium -- The site of Rome -- The discovery of Latium: from treasure hunt to modern archaeology -- The temporal order -- PART 3: AND ROME BECAME A CITY ... : Villages, leagues, and federation -- Birth of a city -- The paths of memory -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 236 p.
Isbn
9780801482472
Lccn
97017341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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