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Seller: ancientgifts (4,335) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381790600668 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! “The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory” by David H. J. Larmour and Diana Spencer. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with printed/laminated boards. Publisher: Oxford University Press (2007). Pages: 450. Size: 8½ x 5½ x 1½ inches; 1½ pounds. Rome was a building site for much of its history, a city continually reshaped and reconstituted in line with political and cultural change. In later times, the conjunction of ruins and rebuilding lent the cityscape a particularly fascinating character, much exploited by artists and writers. This layering and changing of vistas also finds expression in the literary tradition, from classical times right up to the twenty-first-century. This collection of essays offers glimpses, sideways glances and unexpected angles that open up Rome in its widest possible sense, and explores how the visible components of Rome - the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the Forums, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments - operate as, or become, the sites/sights of Rome. The analyses are informed by contemporary critical thinking and draw on ancient historical narrative, Roman poetry, Renaissance literature and cartography, art of the Grand Tour era, Russian and Soviet interpretations, and twentieth-century cinema. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover with laminated (high-gloss) printed boards (no dustjacket, as issued). Oxford University Press (2007) 450 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #7671a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: “The essays in “The Sites of Rome” offer glimpses, sideways glances, and unexpected angles that open up this city-of-texts in its widest possible sense. A play upon the homonyms “site” and “sight” in the title points to a shared concern, namely how many of the visible components of Rome; the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the For a, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments; operates as, or becomes one of the sites/sights of Rome. Rome was a construction site for much of its history, a city continually reshaped and reconstituted in line with political and cultural change. Its perpetual and emblematic conjunction of ruins and rebuilding enmeshes emperors and popes, authors and artists, from antiquity to the present. The contributors explore the visual framing of Rome within texts and artifacts that re-present the physical reality of the cityscape. In their readings, Rome emerges as an object of the gaze, but is also present in many other ways: as a character or spectator, as the human body or the mind, as unmarked space or semiotic overload, as ruin and emblem of decay, or as site of renovation and source of rejuvenation, as arena, sewer, battlefield, theme-park, or museum. Gazing at a particular sight/site is never performed in isolation; context is provided by nearby buildings and monuments and by earlier constructions (visible in ruins, memories or in disclosed fragments); it is enriched by an understanding of each site’s authors and architects, and by the scenes from history or myth their location evokes. Ultimately, the collection as a whole suggests that each approach to Rome is part of an ongoing process that makes this city; Roma, recepta, an ideal model for thinking about Western urban consciousness, and the topographical qualities of the imagination. REVIEW: Wide-ranging subject matter opens up the reception of Rome to an interdisciplinary audience, encouraging readers to make new connections between texts and cultures. Detailed maps and illustrations guide readers around the city synchronically. Variety of theoretical approaches both reflects the latest scholarship and prompts lateral thinking about the ways in which Rome permeates Western culture. REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Roma, Recepta: A Topography of the Imagination, by David H. J. Larmour & Diana Spencer. 1. Rome at a Gallop: Livy, on not Gazing, Jumping, or Toppling into the Void, by Diana Spencer. 2. `In the Name of the Father': Ovid's Theban Law, by Micaela Janan. 3. `I Get Around': Sadism, Desire, and Metonymy on the Streets of Rome with Horace, Ovid, and Juvenal, by Paul Allen Miller. 4. Holes in the Body: Sites of Abjection in Juvenal's Rome, by David H. J. Larmour. 5. Victim and Voyeur: Rome as a Character in Tacitus' Histories 3, by Rhiannon Ash. 6. The Gates of Janus: Bakhtin and Plutarch's Roman Meta-Chronotope, by Jason Banta. 7. Staging Rome: the Renaissance, Rome, and Humanism's Classical Crisis, by Jacob Blevins. 8. Sizing up Rome, or Theorizing the Overview, by Caroline Vout. 9. Ancient Rome for Little Comrades: the Legacy of Classical Antiquity in Soviet Children's Literature, by Marina Balina. 10. The Sites and Sights of Rome in Fellini's Films: `Not a Human Habitation but a Psychical Entity', by Elena Theodorakopoulos. REVIEW: David H. J. Larmour is Professor and Head of Classics, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University. Diana Spencer is Lecturer in Classics, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. REVIEW: Diana Spencer works on Rome’s reception of Greece (including language and genre translation issues), and on the reception of Rome in the post-Classical world. This takes in topics from the late medieval city’s uneasy appropriation of antiquity, through to Rome’s place in the transformation of Enlightenment and modern Europe, up to continuing developments in Rome’s post-twentieth-century exploration of multiple, often contentious, versions of the past. Key publications: (with David H. J. Larmour) “The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory” (2007); “Roman Landscape: Culture and Identity” (2010); “Horace and the Constraints of Translation’, in S. McElduff and E. Sciarrino (eds.) “A Sea of Languages: Complicating the History of Western Translation” (forthcoming). REVIEW: Diane Spencer describes herself as primarily interested in what we think Romans thought about themselves (as reflected in texts), how they conceptualized themselves as a people, and responded to (and were shaped by) the world they lived in. To this end she has published on, and continue to research, a wide range of texts and topics - from why stories of Alexander the Great are so popular at Rome, to studies of Varro, Horace, Livy, Propertius, Valerius Maximus, Seneca, Lucan, Statius, and Q. Curtius Rufus. Recently Professor Spencer has focused on how language and memory intersect with reality in the visual and literary texts of the late Republic and first century CE. The book which developed from this is 'Roman Landscape: Culture and Identity' (Cambridge, 2010); a new project in development (with Siobhan McElduff, UBC, Vancouver) will explore the role and authority of translation within cultures experiencing conflict. REVIEW: David H. J. Larmour (Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Classics at Texas Tech and Honorary Professor of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He has particular interests in Greek athletics & the Roman arena, Greek and Roman satire, lyric poetry, narrative theory, and comparative literature. Although grounded in classical philology, his research takes in display and representation of the body in text and space; the ideological underpinnings of competition, exile, memory and nostalgia; and the re-imagining of the classical past in the modern era. He also looks at how the physical borders of empires, and their accompanying mental categories, shape our understanding of the past, who we think we are, and whither we are headed. He has published articles on Euripides, Corinna, Plutarch, Lucian, Horace, Ovid and Juvenal, as well as on Nabokov and Dostoyevsky. His first book, Stage and Stadium: Drama and Athletics in Ancient Greece, was published by Weidmann Press in 1999. He is also the co-author with A. Georgiadou of Lucian's Science Fiction Novel, "True Histories" (Leiden: Brill, 1998), an interpretation and commentary of that work. He has edited volumes on "Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity" (Princeton), "Russian Literature and the Classics" (Routledge), and "Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Prose" (Routledge). A volume of essays called "The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory", co-edited with Diana Spencer, was published by Oxford University Press in 2007. His latest book, "The Arena of Satire: Juvenal's Search for Rome" (Oklahoma 2016), looks at the connections between satire and the Roman arena, styling the satirist as a literary version of the gladiator who wounds, slices and dismembers his victims, while himself ending up as just one more performer in the imperial spectacle of power and powerlessness. The book also treats the "modern Juvenalians" of the 20th century and Prof. Larmour is now engaged in writing a monograph on these writers (including Evelyn Waugh, Viktor Pelevin, Martin McDonagh and Michel Houellebecq) and a survey of the genre of Juvenalian Satire in modern times. Other projects include a study of the portrayal of women in Nabokov's King, Queen, Knave, and a long-term investigation of the psychology of contested "border-zones" of the Roman Empire and its successor powers in mainland Europe and beyond. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: A collection of essays exploring how the visible components of Rome - the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the Forums, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments - operate as, or become, the sites/sights of Rome. The variety of theoretical approaches stimulates fresh thought about Rome's primacy in Western culture. Exceptional. Highly recommend for students and enthusiasts of the ancient city of Rome. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A remarkable academic achievement bringing to the reader many perspectives of ancient and medieval Rome. Not an inexpensive publication, but worth every dollar. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. 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