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Globalization and Roman Culture: unity, diversity and empire 1. The past in the present The changing past The power of the past A discourse of Western domination The potential of archaeological research Anachronism 2. Changing concepts of Roman identity and social change Classical inheritances Civilization Barbarity Interpreting Romanization in the context of Western culture Modernist Romanization Critical assessment Native reactions The ghost of modernism Reintroducing power relations Re-constructing Roman Culture in a global context 3. Roman imperialism and culture Defining Roman elite culture Culture Roman culture Writing about elite culture Barbarians The opportunity of conquest Civilizing missions? Classical education Elite culture as imperial discourses 4. The material elements of elite culture Projecting Roman elite identity Dress and appearance Creating urban space Creating domestic space Standardized developments? 5. Fragmenting identities Spreading Roman culture? Soldiers 'The empire writes back' 'Discrepant experiences' in the landscape Consuming Culture Pottery and consumption The limits of connectivity 6. 'Back to the future'? Empire and Rome Enabling and imposing
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Rome -- Civilization -- Influence.
Acculturation -- Rome.