The Resource Emperors and ancestors : Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition, Olivier Hekster

Emperors and ancestors : Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition, Olivier Hekster

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Emperors and ancestors : Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition
Title
Emperors and ancestors
Title remainder
Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Hekster
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ancestry played a continuous role in the construction and portrayal of Roman emperorship in the first three centuries AD. Emperors and Ancestors is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Looking beyond individual rulers, Hekster 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 over a prolonged period of time. The volume explores how the different media in use sent out different messages. The importance of local notions and traditions in the choice of local representations of imperial ancestry are emphasized, revealing that there was no monopoly on image-forming by the Roman centre and far less interaction between central and local imagery than is commonly held. Imperial ancestry is defined through various parallel developments at Rome and in the provinces. Some messages resonated outside the centre but only when they were made explicit and fitted local practice and the discourse of the medium. The construction of imperial ancestry was constrained by the local expectations of how a ruler should present himself, and standardization over time of the images and languages that could be employed in the 'media' at imperial disposal. Roman emperorship is therefore shown to be a constant process of construction within genres of communication, representation, and public symbolism." -- Publisher's description
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EQO
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Hekster, Olivier
Dewey number
937.06092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
N7588
LC item number
.H45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in ancient culture and representation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emperors
  • Emperors
  • Art and state
  • Heredity
  • Emperors in art
  • Coinage
  • Rome
  • Kaiser
  • Abstammung
  • Darstellung
  • Römisches Reich
  • Art and state
  • Coinage
  • Emperors
  • Emperors in art
  • Heredity
  • Rome (Empire)
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Emperors and ancestors : Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition, Olivier Hekster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to dynastic rule -- Part I: Family ties. Running in the family -- Your mother's son -- We go bay back -- Part II: Claiming kinship. Some have ancestors thrust upon them -- Sons of gods and heroes -- The Tetrarchs: Divine brothers and fictive fathers -- Conclusions: Emperors and ancestral representations -- Emperors and their dates of rule -- Imperial Stemmata
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780198736820
Lccn
2014951366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908412549
  • (OCoLC)ocn908412549
Label
Emperors and ancestors : Roman rulers and the constraints of tradition, Olivier Hekster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-367) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to dynastic rule -- Part I: Family ties. Running in the family -- Your mother's son -- We go bay back -- Part II: Claiming kinship. Some have ancestors thrust upon them -- Sons of gods and heroes -- The Tetrarchs: Divine brothers and fictive fathers -- Conclusions: Emperors and ancestral representations -- Emperors and their dates of rule -- Imperial Stemmata
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 395 pages
Isbn
9780198736820
Lccn
2014951366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908412549
  • (OCoLC)ocn908412549

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