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Art, identity, and the home in the Roman world

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posted on 2022-03-28, 12:39 authored by Holly Edwards
This thesis looks at the role of the Roman house, including the structure as well as the art and artefacts found in it, in the construction of a public Roman identity. The thesis aims to test the widely held view that the art of the Roman home can reveal the identity of the homeowner. Literary evidence is investigated for Roman attitudes towards their own identity with specific reference to the roles of art and the home in the construction and projection of that identity. In conjunction with this is an examination of the material evidence presented by a number of houses from the Insula of the Menander at Pompeii. By exploring these two bodies of evidence this thesis will attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the role domestic art played in the creation of a public identity in the Roman world.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- 1. Roman identity -- 2. Art and text -- 3. The Roman house -- 4. Art in the Roman home -- Conclusion.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 98-100

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Peter (Lecturer in Roman history) Keegan


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1 online resource (x, 100 pages) illustrations (some colour)

Former Identifiers

mq:55490 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1149825