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The Roman triumph [electronic resource] / Mary Beard.

By: Beard, Mary, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2009Edition: 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (434 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780674020597 (electronic bk.); 0674020596 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Triumph | Rites and ceremonies -- Rome | Triumph in art | Triumph in literature | Rites and ceremonies -- Rome -- Historiography | Rome | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & TraditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Roman triumph.DDC classification: 394.50937 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The most lavish of Roman rituals was the triumphus, a grandiose procession honoring a general for a glorious victory. In this book, classicist Beard uses--and debunks--modern conceptions of this celebration in order to explore not only what we know and don't know about ancient times, but how we know.
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Originally published: 2007.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [394]-417) and index.

The most lavish of Roman rituals was the triumphus, a grandiose procession honoring a general for a glorious victory. In this book, classicist Beard uses--and debunks--modern conceptions of this celebration in order to explore not only what we know and don't know about ancient times, but how we know.

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