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Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus Eleni Manolaraki

Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus

Eleni Manolaraki

Published December 6th 2012
ISBN : 9783110297737
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380 pages
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What significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric,MoreWhat significations did Egypt have for the Romans a century after Actium and afterwards? How did Greek imperial authors respond to the Roman fascination with the Nile? This book explores Egypt s aftermath beyond the hostility of Augustan rhetoric, and Greek and Roman topoi of Egyptian barbarism . Set against history and material culture, Julio-Claudian, Flavian, Antonine, and Severan authors reveal a multivalent Egypt that defines Rome s increasingly diffuse identity while remaining a tantalizing tertium quid between Roman Selfhood and foreign Otherness.