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By Daniel Defoe

ISBN-10: 0486404889

ISBN-13: 9780486404882

Immensely readable historical past through the writer of Robinson Crusoe accommodates the author's celebrated aptitude for journalistic aspect, and represents the main resource of data approximately piracy within the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the bold and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward train (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary learn, Anne Bonny, many others.

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This outward demarcation, as well as the staging of transitions through magnificent monumental arches, corresponded to the different temporality o f these places: with the Forum o f Augustus, above all, the strict symmetry 31 and the sacral and political charging of this "abstract space" corresponded to an imperial experience o f time programmed on permanence and repetition and displaced from the quotidian experience of linear or cyclical time (Feeney 2007). The imperial myth evoked i n the Forum of Augustus by means o f an unusually well thought-out program of images was an attempt to establish a stable and lasting structure o f meaning, one removed from the vicissitudes of historical change, i n the wake o f the experiences of chaotic change and acceleration i n the late Republic.

Sennett 1990 and (in particular) 1994 has sketched the connection between individual bodily experience and the experience of urban spaces i n an historical perspective (including ancient Athens and Rome) and i n doing so has provided what one may call the urban "negative" to the examination o f shifting subjectivities offered in Foucault^ History of Sexuality. Michel de Certeau has provided us with dense experiential accounts of urban space and spatial practices (de Certeau 1984; de Certeau, Giard and Mayol 1998).

Zizek 1997; Zizek 2006:12). This is certainly not the place to follow up on the perspectives that could result from such a line of thinking for our understanding of the much-discussed "Roman reception of Greek art" as reflected by the display of sculptures in the imperial baths. The role and function of Greek works of art within the visual culture of Rome, and its impact on the emergence of new, "specular" forms of self, and of a new "libidinal economy" characteristic of imperial period culture, remain to be explored beyond the steps that have already been taken in similar directions by, among others, Eisner 1995; Muth 1998; Fredrick 2002; Zanker 2002c; Zanker and Ewald 2004; Bartsch 2006; Eisner 2007; Zanker 2007.

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