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Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Ida Ostenberg

Abstract

This book is about the Roman triumphal procession in its capacity as spectacle and performance. It analyses the triumphs as visually emphatic events that both conveyed and constructed Roman views of the world. Aiming at approaching issues of identity, the book analyses how Rome presented and perceived the defeated on triumphal display. Spoils, captives, and representations are the objects, and the basic questions strive to establish both contents and context: What was displayed? How was it paraded? What was the response? Arms, ships and rams, coins and bullion, sculptures and paintings, art an ... More

Keywords: Roman triumph, identity, procession, spectacle, performance, display, spoils, captives, religious rites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ida Ostenberg, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Historical Studies University of Gothenburg

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