Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 352 oldal
Empire of Pleasures presents an evocative survey of the sensory culture of the Roman Empire, showing how the Romans themselves depicted their food, wine and entertainments in literature and in art.
This fascinating journey envelops the reader in a world devoted to the titillation and fulfilment of the senses, allowing them to recapture the Empire as it was sensed and imagined by those who lived in it. It will fascinate and entrance anyone with a love of the classical world
 

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Introduction
1
Quotations and references
2
Source material
3
Impetium sine fine
8
The vices of empire
10
The pleasures of empire
12
Roads and travel
14
Ausonia
21
Greek cities and islands
142
North from Greece
154
Asia and its hinterland
161
Syria
168
Egypt
172
Barbaticum
178
Arabia
182
Armenia
184

Romes Italy
25
Romes neighbourhood
30
From Rome to Rhegium
42
The southern hinrerland
59
The northern hinterland
68
Vesper
82
Peoples of the West
83
Cisalpine Gaul and the mountain provinces
88
Transalpine Gaul
94
Britain
99
Spain
102
Africa
107
The islands
111
Aurora
118
Becoming Greek
120
slaves and others
126
Transmarine wines
133
Greece
139
Parthia and Persia
186
India
191
Beyond India
197
China
199
Scythia and Dacia
200
Germany and the far north
204
Saeva urbs
209
Low Rome
213
High Rome
222
New Rome
237
The use of Empire
243
The art of courtship
257
The art of being Roman
266
Notes
273
Bibliography
305
Index of ancient sources
310
Index
317
Copyright

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