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The Idea of Rome in Late Antiquity

Papadopoulos, Ioannis (2018) The Idea of Rome in Late Antiquity. PhD thesis, University of Leeds.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to approach and analyse the manifestation and evolution of the idea of Rome as an expression of Roman patriotism and as an (urban) archetype of utopia in late Roman thought in a period extending from AD 357 to 417. Within this period of about a human lifetime, the concept of Rome and Romanitas was reshaped and used for various ideological causes. This research is unfolding through a selection of sources that represent the patterns and diversity of this ideological process. The theme of Rome as a personified and anthropomorphic figure and as an epitomized notion ‘applied’ on the urban landscape of the city would become part of the identity of the Romans of Rome highlighting a sense of cultural uniqueness in comparison to the inhabitants of other cities. Towards the end of the chronological limits set in this thesis various versions of Romanitas would emerge indicating new physical and spiritual potentials.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Rome, Utopia, Late Roman Empire, Romanitas, History of Ideas, Idea of Rome, Late Antiquity, Utopian Thought, Urban History, History of Cities, Urban Studies, Utopian Studies, Roman Empire
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of History (Leeds)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.766414
Depositing User: Mr. Ioannis Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 12:31
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 12:49
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/22548

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