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Introduction

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215973
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191706851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation

Introduction

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This chapter introduces the basic ideas, questions, methods, and outline of the book. It provides an overview of earlier scholarship on the Roman triumph and discusses the possibilities and problems with our available literary and pictorial sources. It underlines the theoretical and methodological issues of looking at the triumphal procession as performance.

Keywords: Roman triumph; literary sources; pictorial sources; methodology; procession; performance

Chapter.  8510 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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