Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor (inbunden)
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Mortensen, Eva (ed.), Poulsen, Birte (ed.)
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Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor (inbunden)

Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor

Memories and Identities

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Cityscapes consist of houses, streets, civic buildings, sanctuaries, tombs, monuments and inscriptions created by multiple generations of citizens and foreigners with an interest in the city; they are interpreted and reinterpreted as expressions of past lives, changing relations of power, memories and various identities. The present volume publishes 25 contributions written by scholars specializing in the history and archaeology of western Asia Minor. New and well-known material - literary, epigraphical, numismatic, and archaeological - is presented and analyzed through the twin lenses of memory and identity. The contributions cover more than 1000 years of cultural diversity during changing political systems, from the Lydian and Persian hegemony in the Archaic period through Athenian supremacy and Persian satrapal rule in the Classical period, then autocratic kingship in Hellenistic times until, finally, more than half a millennium of Roman rule. Identities are voiced through several media and visible at many levels of the ancient societies. So are the places of memory - the Lieux de Memoire - and the studies presented here provide new insights into how human beings chose, deliberately or subconsciously, to commemorate their past and their ancestors, and how identity was displayed and expressed under shifting political rule.
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Eva Mortensen is a member of the academic staff at the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions, Aarhus University. She completed her PhD on heroes in Ionian and Carian cities in 2016. Her main research interests are urban societies in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. Birte Poulsen is Associate Professor at the Department of History and Classical Studies (Classical Archaeology), Aarhus University. Her main research interests are art and archaeology of the imperial period and Late Antiquity with special reference to architecture and mosaics.


List of Abbreviations Eva Mortensen and Birte Poulsen Preface Introduction Martina Seifert Constructing Memories: Gateways between Identity and Socio-Political Pluralism in Ancient Western Asia Minor Cityscapes of Remembrance Eva-Maria Mohr and Klaus Rheidt Cityscape and Places of Memory in Assos Beate Boehlendorf-Arslan Nothing to Remember? Redesigning the Ancient City of Assos in the Byzantine Era Anthony Shannon Glory be to (Insert Name Here): Civic Memory, Political Discourse, and Municipal Ruler Cult in Hellenistic Teos Orhan Bingoel Das Stadtbild von Magnesia am Maander nach den 30-jahrigen Ausgrabungen (Kurzfassung) Eva Mortensen Narratives and Shared Memories of Heroes in the Aphrodisian Cityscape Jacques des Courtils The City of Xanthus: "Lieu de memoire" of the Lycians Kai Toepfer Expressing Civic Self-Perception and Constructing Identity - Public Imagery in Roman Asia Minor Recollections of the Past in Public Civic Monuments Ulrich Mania Gymnasia: From a Space to an Institution of Remembrance Gunther Schoerner Representing and Remembering Rituals in Public Space: Depictions of Sacrifice in Roman Asia Minor Ute Lohner-Urban Aspects of Public Memory at the East Gate of Side Representations of Memories and Identities in the Private Sphere Elisabeth Rathmayr Identity in the Private Sphere: Interpreting Houses as Loci Reflecting the Identity of Their Inhabitants Christoph Baier A P(a)lace of Remembrance? Reflections on the Historical Depth of a Monumental Domus in Ephesos Narratives of Remembrance in a Religious Context Ergun Lafli Die Sitzstatue eines Dichters aus Klaros Helene Blinkenberg Hastrup Ephesus and the Amazons: Remembering or Recreating the Early History of a Greek Polis in the 5th Century BC Monica Livadiotti and Giorgio Rocco Building the Route Over Time: Memory of a Processional Road in Kos Luigi Calio Building Memory on the Route: for a Visual Reconstruction of Festive Processions in Kos Mustafa Sahin Der Apollo Archegetes Heiligtum auf der Asar Insel bei Myndos Katy Opitz Two Cities - One Goddess? The Transfer of Ancient Cities in the Hellenistic Period and the Reinterpretation of Older Cults: The Example of Heracleia under Latmus Commemoration of the Dead Benedikt Grammer Material Culture as Marker of Ethnicity? The Burial Mounds of Kolophon and the Question of "Lydian", "Greek", and "Ionian" Identity Martin Steskal Defying Death in Ephesus: Strategies of Commemoration in a Roman Metropolis Poul Pedersen The Totenmahl Tradition in Classical Western Asia Minor and the Maussolleion at Halikarnassos Ilaria Romeo A Distant Memory: New Seleucid Portraits in Roman Hierapolis Laurence Cavalier Memorials to the Lycian Dead Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail MNHMA. Commemorative Inscriptions - Mirrors of Common Identity: The Epigraphic Habit in Ancient and Modern Funerary Spaces Compared