Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity

Valuing Others in Classical Antiquity. Leiden and Boston, 2010. ... City,Countryside,andtheSpatialOrganizationofValue inClassicalAntiquity. ... Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space inGreek and Roman Epic.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004319714

Category: Literary Criticism

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Valuing Landscape explores how physical environments affected the cultural imagination of Greco-Roman Antiquity. It demonstrates the values attached to mountains, the underworld, sacred landscapes, and battlefields, and the evaluations of locale connected with migration, exile, and travel.

Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity

Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape. ... The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape Interpretation in the Kandyan Kingdom. ... Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination. Leiden: Brill.

Author: Debbie Felton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351590570

Category: History

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Over the last two decades, research in cultural geography and landscape studies has influenced many humanities fields, including Classics, and has increasingly drawn our attention to the importance of spaces and their contexts, both geographical and social: how spaces are described by language, what spaces are used for by individuals and communities, and how language, use, and the passage of time invest spaces with meaning. In addition to this ‘spatial’ turn in scholarship, recent years have also seen an ‘emotive’ turn – an increased interest in the study of emotion in literature. Many works on landscape in classical antiquity focus on themes such as the sacred and the pastoral and the emotions such spaces evoke, such as (respectively) feelings of awe or tranquillity in settings both urban and rural. Far less scholarship has been generated by the locus terribilis, the space associated with negative emotions because of the bad things that happen there. In short, the recent ‘emotive’ turn in humanities studies has so far largely neglected several of the more negative emotions, including anxiety, fear, terror, and dread. The papers in this volume focus on those neglected negative emotions, especially dread – and they do so while treating many types of space, including domestic, suburban, rural and virtual, and while covering many genres and authors, including the epic poems of Homer, Greek tragedy, Roman poetry and historiography, medical writing, paradoxography and the short story.

Landscapes of War in Greek and Roman Literature

Land at Peace and Sea at War : Landscape and the Memory of Actium in Greek Epigrams and Propertius' Elegies. ' In Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination , edited by J. McInerney and I.

Author: Bettina Reitz-Joosse

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350157910

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this volume, literary scholars and ancient historians from across the globe investigate the creation, manipulation and representation of ancient war landscapes in literature. Landscape can spark armed conflict, dictate its progress and influence the affective experience of its participants. At the same time, warfare transforms landscapes, both physically and in the way in which they are later perceived and experienced. Landscapes of War in Greek and Roman Literature breaks new ground in exploring Greco-Roman literary responses to this complex interrelationship. Drawing on current ideas in cognitive theory, memory studies, ecocriticism and other fields, its individual chapters engage with such questions as: how did the Greeks and Romans represent the effects of war on the natural world? What distinctions did they see between spaces of war and other landscapes? How did they encode different experiences of war in literary representations of landscape? How was memory tied to landscape in wartime or its aftermath? And in what ways did ancient war landscapes shape modern experiences and representations of war? In four sections, contributors explore combatants' perception and experience of war landscapes, the relationship between war and the natural world, symbolic and actual forms of territorial control in a military context, and war landscapes as spaces of memory. Several contributions focus especially on modern intersections of war, landscape and the classical past.

Visualizing Harbours in the Classical World

The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World, 606–37, Oxford: Oxford University Press. McInerney, J. and I. Sluiter, eds (2016), Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural ...

Author: Federico Ugolini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350125759

Category: History

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In recent years, there has been intense debate about the reality behind the depiction of maritime cityscapes, especially harbours. Visualizing Harbours in the Classical World argues that the available textual and iconographic evidence supports the argument that these representations have a symbolic, rather than literal, meaning and message, and moreover that the traditional view, that all these media represent the reality of the contemporary cityscapes, is often unrealistic. Bridging the gap between archaeological sciences and the humanities, it ably integrates iconographic materials, epigraphic sources, history and archaeology, along with visual culture. Focusing on three main ancient ports – Alexandria, Rome and Leptis Magna – Federico Ugolini considers a range of issues around harbour iconography, from the triumphal imagery of monumental harbours and the symbolism of harbour images, their identification across the Mediterranean, and their symbolic, ideological and propagandistic messages, to the ways in which aspects of Imperial authority and control over the seas were expressed in the iconography of the Julio-Claudian, Trajan and Severii periods, how they reflected the repute, growth and power of the mercantile class during the Imperial era, and how the use of imagery reflected euergetism and paideia, which would inform the Roman audience about who had power over the sea.

Cycladic Archaeology and Research New Approaches and Discoveries

Barren Landscapes and Sacrificial Offerings in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, in Käppel, L. and Pothou, ... Strabo's Mountains, in McInerney, J., Sluiter, I. and Corthals, B. (eds) Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity Natural ...

Author: Erica Angliker

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784918101

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Recent excavations and new theoretical approaches are changing our view of the Cyclades. This volume aims to share these recent developments with a broader, international audience. Essays have been carefully selected as representing some of the most important recent work and include significant previously-unpublished material.

Water Culture in Roman Society

world.”365 Landscape gives meaning to the natural world, which must take into account the human transformation of the ... Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination, explores landscape in the ...

Author: Dylan Kelby Rogers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004368972

Category: History

Page: 130

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This article seeks to define ‘water culture’ in Roman society by examining literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence, while understanding modern trends in scholarship related to the study of Roman water.

The Environmental Humanities and the Ancient World

In J. McInerney and I. Sluiter, eds., Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity. Leiden: Brill, pp. 1–21. Meyer, M. (2017). Athena, Göttin von Athen. Kult und Mythos auf der Akropolis bis in klassische Zeit. Wien: Phoibos Verlag.

Author: Christopher Schliephake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108802376

Category: Literary Criticism


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What can a study of antiquity contribute to the interdisciplinary paradigm of the environmental humanities? And how does this recent paradigm influence the way we perceive human-'nature' interactions in pre-modernity? By asking these and a number of related questions, this Element aims to show why the ancient tradition still matters in the Anthropocene. Offering new perspectives to think about what directions the ecological turn could take in classical studies, it revisits old material, including ancient Greek religion and mythology, with central concepts of contemporary environmental theory. It also critically engages with forms of classical reception in current debates, arguing that ancient ecological knowledge is a powerful resource for creating alternative world views.

Myths on the Map

The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece Greta Hawes. Luce, J. V., 2006, 'Heracles and ... McInerney, J. J. and Sluiter, I. (eds), 2016, Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination, Leiden.

Author: Greta Hawes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191093388

Category: Literary Collections

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Polybius boldly declared that 'now that all places have become accessible by land or sea, it is no longer appropriate to use poets and writers of myth as witnesses of the unknown' (4.40.2). And yet, in reality, the significance of myth did not diminish as the borders of the known world expanded. Storytelling was always an inextricable part of how the ancient Greeks understood their environment; mythic maps existed alongside new, more concrete, methods of charting the contours of the earth. Specific landscape features acted as repositories of myth and spurred their retelling; myths, in turn, shaped and gave sense to natural and built environments, and were crucial to the conceptual resonances of places both unknown and known. This volume brings together contributions from leading scholars of Greek myth, literature, history, and archaeology to examine the myriad intricate ways in which ancient Greek myth interacted with the physical and conceptual landscapes of antiquity. The diverse range of approaches and topics highlights in particular the plurality and pervasiveness of such interactions. The collection as a whole sheds new light on the central importance of storytelling in Greek conceptions of space.

The Rural Landscapes of Archaic Cyprus

Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination. Leiden: Brill. Megaw, A. H. S. 1974. Byzantine architecture and decoration in Cyprus: Metropolitan or provincial? Dumbarton Oaks Papers 28: 57–88.

Author: Catherine Kearns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316513125

Category: History

Page: 375

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The ninth to the fifth centuries BCE saw a series of significant historical transformations across Cyprus, especially in the growth of towns and in developments in the countryside. In this book, Catherine Kearns argues that changing patterns of urban and rural sedentism drove social changes as diverse communities cultivated new landscape practices. Climatic changes fostered uneven relationships between people, resources like land, copper, and wood, and increasingly important places like rural sanctuaries and cemeteries. Bringing together a range of archaeological, textual, and scientific evidence, the book examines landscapes, environmental history, and rural practices to argue for their collective instrumentality in the processes driving Iron Age political formations. It suggests how rural households managed the countryside, interacted with the remains of earlier generations, and created gathering spaces alongside the development of urban authorities. Offering new insights into landscape archaeologies, Dr Kearns contributes to current debates about society's relationships with changing environments.

Shipwrecks Legal Landscapes and Mediterranean Paradigms

FoodinAntiquity:StudiesinAncientSocietyandCulture.Liverpool, 132–149. Purcell,N.2017a. ... The Riverine Landscapes of the Romans' in Franconi, T.D. (ed.) Fluvial Landscapes in theRomanWorld ... Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity.

Author: Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004515802

Category: History

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This book challenges the Roman conceptions about the sea and maritime landscapes by placing the focus on shipwrecks as events that act as bridges between sea and land. It studies legal literature through the lens of the maritime cultural landscape theory.