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Author Rea, Jennifer A

Title Legendary Rome : myth, monuments and memory on the Palatine and Capitoline / Jennifer A. Rea
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2012


Description 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
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 LocorumA; 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 revision,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index
Notes English
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Subject Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Monuments
Virgil. Aeneis.
Propertius, Sextus
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.
Propertius, Sextus
SUBJECT Aeneis (Virgil) fast
Subject Architecture and state -- Rome
Latin poetry -- History and criticism
Literature and history -- Rome
Literature and society -- Rome
Monuments in literature.
Myth in literature.
FICTION -- General.
Architecture and state
Latin poetry
Literature and history
Literature and society
Monuments in literature
Myth in literature
Capitoline Hill (Italy)
Palatine Hill (Italy)
Rome -- In literature
Italy -- Capitoline Hill
Italy -- Palatine Hill
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472537836