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Music, spectacle, and society in ancient Rome, 168 BC - AD 68

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This thesis explores the cultural history of music in ancient Rome from the mid-second century BC to the death of the Emperor Nero in AD 68. The discussion centres on the role of music in public and private spectacle. Rather than examining the topic in isolation, the thesis seeks to pinpoint the intersections between musical performance and cultural debates about morality, luxury, education, and philhellenism, as a way of situating music within a broader historical context.

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St Cross College

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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