Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire

Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire

Tim Whitmarsh, Jason König


The Romans commanded the biggest and most complicated empire the realm had ever noticeable, or may see until eventually sleek occasions. The demanding situations, despite the fact that, weren't simply political, monetary and armed forces: Rome was once additionally the hub of an enormous details community, drawing in all over the world services and refashioning it for its personal reasons. This attention-grabbing 2007 choice of essays considers the discussion among technical literature and imperial society, drawing on, constructing and critiquing more than a few smooth cultural theories (including these of Michel Foucault and Edward Said). How was once wisdom formed into textual varieties, and the way did these varieties encode relationships among emperor and matters, idea and perform, Roman and Greek, centre and outer edge? Ordering wisdom within the Roman Empire might be required analyzing for these excited by the highbrow and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire, and its lasting legacy within the medieval international and beyond.

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