Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus

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Walter de Gruyter, Dec 6, 2012 - History - 380 pages
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What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt’s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian “barbarism”. Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome’s increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness.
  

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Contents

Lucan
43
Flavian Rome
119
The Antonine and Severan Periods
221
Afterword
309
Texts and Translations Used
313

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Eleni Manolaraki, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

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