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Writing Rome

Writing Rome
Textual Approaches to the City

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Part of Roman Literature and its Contexts

  • Date Published: November 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559522

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About the Authors
  • What did the city of Rome mean to ancient Romans? Roman writers, Cicero, Virgil, Juvenal and others, described their city in many different ways: they marveled at its beauty, they despaired of its dirt, they explored its history, they lamented its absence. Their writings have played a vital part in determining responses to the city both in their own time and in later centuries. This book explores a wide range of descriptions of the city from later periods as well as from antiquity.

    • Interesting slant on Roman literature combining literature, history and ideas of place and space
    • Uses more recent writing, such as Gibbon and Goethe, to throw light on ancient discussions of the city
    • First addition for three years to the much-discussed Roman Literature and its Contexts series
    • More accessible/less theoretical than other titles in the series
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...[a] rich volume..." New York Sun

    "...this stimulating book.... ...led me to think in fresh ways about the peculiar dynamic of Roman literature...." Lee T. Pearcy, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    "...this stimulating book....led me to think in fresh ways about the peculiar dynamic of Roman literature in which global assertations are intimately connected to specific persons and places." Lee T. Pearcy, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559522
    • length: 164 pages
    • dimensions: 196 x 127 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.19kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the city of words
    1. The city of memories
    2. The city of gods
    3. The city of empire
    4. The city of marvels
    5. The city of exiles
    Epilogue: the transcendent city.

  • Author

    Catharine Edwards, University of Bristol

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