Elite Self-Representation in Rome

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This article is concerned with the elite self-representation in Rome. The discussion shows that it was the educated and wealthy that had the resources and time to produce creative works that highlighted their achievements and values. It also notes that most of the citizens were unable to leave any of their own records, which means that the current understanding of Rome and its people is a partial and biased one. The article also examines the nature of these elite self-representations within the cultural context of ancient society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940677
ISBN (Print)9780195188004
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Bias
  • Creative works
  • Cultural context
  • Current understanding
  • Nature
  • Roman elite
  • Self-representation


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