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Attitudes towards the Past in Antiquity. Creating Identities: Proceedings of an International Conference held at Stockholm University 15-17 May 2009
Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Antikens kultur och samhällsliv, Uppsala universitet.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
2014 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume brings together twenty-eight papers from an International conference on attitudes towards the past and the creating of identities in Antiquity. The volume addresses many different approaches to these issues, spanning over many centuries, ranging in time from the Prehistoric periods to the Late Antiquity, and covering large areas, from Britain to Greece and Italy and to Asia Minor and Cyprus.

The papers deal with several important problems, such as the use of tradition and memory in shaping an individual or a collective identity, continuity and/or change and the efforts to connect the past with the present. Among the topics discussed are the interpretation of literary texts, e.g. a play by Plautus, the Aeneid, a speech by Lykurgos, poems by Claudian and Prudentius, and of historical texts and inscriptions, e.g. funerary epigrams, and the analysis of the iconography of Roman coins, Etruscan reliefs, Pompeian and Etruscan frescoes and Cypriote sculpture, and of architectural remains of houses, tombs and temples. Other topics are religious festivals, such as the Lupercalia, foundation myths, the image of the emperor on coins and in literature, the significance of intra-urban burials, forgeries connected with the Trojan War, Hippocrates and Roman martyrs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2014. , 325 p.
Stockholm studies in classical archaeology, ISSN 0562-1062 ; 14
Keyword [en]
The past, identities, memory, tradition, continuity and/or change, mythology, religious festivals, funerary inscriptions, forgeries, Trojan War, Hippocrates, Lykurgos, Etruscans, the François Tomb, Athens, Rome, Pompeii, Britain, Crete, Cyprus, Phrygia, Capitolia, Christian martyrs
Keyword [sv]
antiken, det förflutna, identitet, minne, tradition, kontinuitet och/eller förändring, mytologi, religiösa festivaler, gravinskrifter, förfalskningar, Trojanska kriget, Hippokrates, Lykurgos, François-graven, Athen, Rom, Pompeji, Britannien, Kreta, Cypern, Frygien, kristna martyrer
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Research subject
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109082ISBN: 978-91-87235-48-1ISBN: 978-91-87235-47-4OAI: diva2:764661
Available from: 2014-11-20 Created: 2014-11-11 Last updated: 2016-05-27

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