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In: Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity
In: Free Speech in Classical Antiquity
In: Valuing the Past in the Greco-Roman World
In: City, Countryside, and the Spatial Organization of Value in Classical Antiquity
In: The Statesman in Plutarch's Works, Volume I: Plutarch's Statesman and his Aftermath: Political, Philosophical, and Literary Aspects
Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination
‘Where am I?’. Our physical orientation in place is one of the defining characteristics of our embodied existence. However, while there is no human life, culture, or action without a specific location functioning as its setting, people go much further than this bare fact in attributing meaning and value to their physical environment. 'Landscape’ denotes this symbolic conception and use of terrain. It is a creation of human culture.
In Valuing Landscape we explore different ways in which physical environments impacted on the cultural imagination of Greco-Roman Antiquity. In seventeen chapters with different disciplinary perspectives, we demonstrate the values attached to mountains, the underworld, sacred landscapes, and battlefields, and the evaluations of locale connected with migration, exile, and travel.
In: Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity
In: Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity
In: Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity