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Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Olivier Hekster
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation
ISBN
9780191800429
Summary
This is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which Roman imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Rather than focusing on individual rulers of the Roman Empire, it evaluates evidence over an extended period of time and differentiates between various types of sources, such as inscriptions, sculpture, architecture, literary text, and particularly central coinage, which forms the most convenient source material for a modern reconstruction of Roman representations of power over a prolonged period of time.
Description
1 online resource (xxxii, 395 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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