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Author Rea, Jennifer A.

Title Legendary Rome
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Illustrations -- The Hut of Romulus -- Map of the Palatine -- Map of the Capitoline -- Part I: Experiencing the Visual: Roman Landscapes -- Introduction: Rome Recalled -- 1. The Palatine: The Casa Romuli and the Domus Augusti -- 2. The Capitoline: Jupiter Tonans Restores the Past -- Part II: Poetic Impressions of the Archaic City -- 3. Thinking in Images: Preserving the Past for the Present -- 4. Urbs Aeterna: Reinventing Rome in Tibullus 2.5 and Aeneid 8 -- 5. Maxima Roma: Refounding Rome in Propertius 4.1, 4.4, and 4.9 -- Conclusion: Rome Restored
Notes -- Bibliography -- Index Locorum -- A -- C -- D -- E -- F -- H -- L -- O -- P -- Q -- S -- T -- V -- Z -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary ""Legendary Rome"" is the first book to offer a comparative treatment of the reinvention of Rome's origins in the poetry of Vergil, Tibullus and Propertius. It also examines the impact that the changing topography of Rome, as orchestrated by the emperor Augustus, had on those poets' renditions of Rome's legendary past. When the poets explore the significance of Augustus' reconstruction of the Palatine and Capitoline hills, they create new meaning and memories for the story of Rome's legendary foundations. As the tradition of Rome's mythic and legendary origins evolves through each poetic revis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and indexes
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Subject Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Monuments.
Virgil. Aeneis.
Propertius, Sextus.
Architecture and state -- Rome.
Latin poetry -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Rome.
Literature and society -- Rome.
Monuments in literature.
Myth in literature.
Capitoline Hill (Italy)
Palatine Hill (Italy)
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1472537831