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The Resource Reset in stone : memory and reuse in ancient Athens, Sarah A. Rous

Reset in stone : memory and reuse in ancient Athens, Sarah A. Rous

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Reset in stone : memory and reuse in ancient Athens
Title
Reset in stone
Title remainder
memory and reuse in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
Sarah A. Rous
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the various ways ancient Athenians purposefully reused stone artifacts, objects, and buildings in order to shape their own and their descendants' collective ideas about their community's past and its bearing on the present and future. The book introduces the concept of "upcycling" to refer to this intentionally meaningful reuse, where evidence is preserved of an intentionality behind the decision to re-employ a particular object in a particular new context, often with implications for the shared memory of a group. Utilizing archaeological, literary, and epigraphic evidence, this investigation connects seemingly disparate cases of upcycling over eight centuries of Athenian history, treating the city as a continuously evolving cultural community. In establishin g upcycling as a distinct phenomenon of intentionally meaningful reuse, this study offers a process- and agency-focused alternative to the traditional discourses on spolia and reuse, while also making a substantial contribution to the growing field of memory studies by identifying a crucial component within the overall "work of memory" within a community. Through an original interdisciplinary approach, the book illuminates a vital practice through which Athenians shaped social memory in the physical realm, literally building their history into their city
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WU/DLC
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Rous, Sarah A.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in classics
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  • Building materials
  • Monuments
  • Collective memory
  • Appropriation (Architecture)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Antiquities
  • Appropriation (Architecture)
  • Building materials
  • Buildings
  • Collective memory
  • Greece
Label
Reset in stone : memory and reuse in ancient Athens, Sarah A. Rous
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1090282446
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780299322809
Lccn
2019008130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090282446
Label
Reset in stone : memory and reuse in ancient Athens, Sarah A. Rous
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1090282446
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780299322809
Lccn
2019008130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090282446

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