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Local Knowledge and Microidentities in the Imperial Greek World


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1. Thinking local Tim Whitmarsh; 2. Imperial identities Clifford Ando; 3. What is local identity? The politics of cultural mapping Simon Goldhill; 4. Europa's sons: Roman perceptions of Cretan identity Ilaria Romeo; 5. The Ionians of Paphlagonia Stephen Mitchell; 6. Ancestry and identity in the Roman empire Christopher Jones; 7. Creating space for bicultural identity: Herodes Atticus commemorates Regilla Maud Gleason; 8. Being Termessian: local knowledge and identity politics in a Pisidian city Onno Van Nijf; 9. Epilogue Greg Woolf.

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A reappraisal of current ideas about Greek identity under the Roman empire, first published in 2010.

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Tim Whitmarsh is fellow, tutor and E. P. Warren Praelector at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A specialist in Greek literature and culture of the Roman period, he has written over 50 books and articles on the topic, including Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: The Politics of Imitation (Oxford University Press, 2001) and The Second Sophistic (Cambridge University Press, 2005). He has lectured all over the world, appeared on BBC radio, and written for the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books.


'... an interesting volume on an interesting subject.' Arctos
"The nine chapters, whose authors represent an all-star cast of thinkers about this period, are all innovative and well-written." Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"... an interesting volume on an interesting subject." Arctos

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