By Emma Dench
The crucial Appennine peoples, however represented as decadent and unsafe barbarians or as personifications of manly knowledge and advantage, have been very important figures in Greek and Roman ideology. This particular learn considers the ways that those perceptions developed--reflecting either the moving wishes of Greek and Roman societies and the nature of interplay among some of the cultures of historical Italy--to light up the advance of a particularly Roman id during the construction of an ideology of incorporation.
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