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Changing identities in the Oecumene: geography and architecture in the Greco-Roman world

In his seminal text Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said makes the following claim: ‘[. . .] it is the case that no identity can ever exist by itself and without an array of opposites, negatives, oppositions: Greeks always require barbarians, and Europeans Africans, Orientals [. . .]’ (Said 1993: 60).