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Rome, Empire of Plunder


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Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Figures; Contributors; Introduction; Part I. Interaction: 1. The comedy of plunder: art and appropriation in Plautus' Menaechmi Basil Dufallo; 2. Citation, spoliation, and the appropriation of the past in Livy's AUC Ayelet Haimson Lushkov; 3. A second first Punic War: respoliation of Republican naval monuments in the urban and poetic landscapes of Augustan Rome Thomas Biggs; 4. Buried treasure, hidden verses: (re)appropriating the Gauls of Pergamon in Flavian culture Stefano Rebeggiani; 5. Interactions: microhistory as cultural history Matthew P. Loar; Part II. Distortion: 6. Repurposing plunder in Vitruvius' De architectura Marden Fitzpatrick Nichols; 7. Appropriating Egypt for the Ara Pacis Augustae Jennifer Trimble; 8. Monolithic appropriation? The Lateran obelisk compared Grant Parker; 9. Distortion on parade: rethinking successful appropriation in Rome Carolyn MacDonald; Part III. Circulation: 10. The traffic in shtick Amy Richlin; 11. Agents of appropriation: shipwrecks, cargoes, and entangled networks in the Late Republic Carrie Fulton; 12. Import/export: empire and appropriation in the Gallus Papyrus from Qasr Ibrim Micah Myers; 13. Annexing a shared past: Roman appropriations of Hercules-Melqart in the conquest of Hispania Megan Daniel; 14. Circulation's thousand connectivities Dan-el Padilla Peralta; Bibliography.

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An interdisciplinary exploration of Roman cultural appropriation, offering new insights into the processes through which Rome made and remade itself.

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Matthew P. Loar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is currently writing a book on the Cacus myth in Augustan Rome. Carolyn Macdonald is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick. She is currently writing a book on literary and visual responses to Rome's appropriation of Greek art. Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Princeton University, New Jersey. He is currently writing a monograph on the religious world of the Middle Republic.

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