Rome and America : communities of strangers, spectacles of belonging /

Rome and America provides a timely exploration of the Roman and American founding myths in the cultural imagination. Defying the usual ideological categories, Dean Hammer argues for the exceptional nature of the myths as a journey of Strangers, but also traces the tensions created by the myths in at...

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Main Author: Hammer, Dean, 1959- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • List of illustrations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Memory, identity, and violence: founding in the Aeneid and the Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Chapter 2. Imagining purity: the corrosive stranger and the construction of a genealogy
  • Chapter 3. The wild stranger and the conquest of space
  • Chapter 4. Playing culture: combat spectacles and the acting body
  • Chapter 5. The experience of politics and the crises of two republics
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.