Hellenism and Empire: Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World, AD 50-250 by Simon Swain

Hellenism and Empire: Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World, AD 50-250

bySimon Swain

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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Hellenism and Empire explores Greek identity, politics, and culture in the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic. The sources of this identity were the words and deeds of the classical Greeks, and the emphasis placed on Greekness and the Greek heritage was fargreater then than at any other time. Yet this period is often seen as one of happy consensualism between the Greek and Roman halves of the Roman Empire. The first part of the book shows that Greek identity came before any loyalty to Rome (and was indeed partly a reaction to Rome), while the views ofthe major authors of the period, which are studied in the second part, confirm and restate the prior claims of Hellenism.

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Title:Hellenism and Empire: Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World, AD 50-250Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 1.14 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198152310

ISBN - 13:9780198152316

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`This volume is a scholarly discussion of the attitudes of Greek intellectuals in the Roman Empire...From this meticulous examination of second sophistic literati Swain draws two broad conclusions that challenge traditional opinion...This book is a must for anyone interested in the evolutionof Greek culture and the second sophistic.'Richard M. Berhold, History.