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  • ISBN: 9780191527197 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 019152719X (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9786611149635
  • ISBN: 6611149635
  • ISBN: 0199217491 (paper)
  • ISBN: 9780199217496 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource (xiv, 436 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [385]-418) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : Roma, recepta : a topography of the imagination / David H.J. Larmour and Diana Spencer -- Rome at a gallop : Livy, on not gazing, jumping, or toppling into the void / Diana Spencer -- 'In the name of the father' : Ovid's Theban law / Micaela Janan -- 'I get around' : sadism, desire, and metonymy on the streets of Rome with Horace, Ovid, and Juvenal / Paul Allen Miller -- Holes in the body : sites of abjection in Juvenal's Rome / David H.J. Larmour -- Victim and voyeur : Rome as a character in Tacitus' Histories 3 / Rhiannon Ash -- The gates of Janus : Bakhtin and Plutarch's Roman meta-chronotope / Jason Banta -- Staging Rome : the Renaissance, Rome, and humanism's classical crisis / Jacob Blevins -- Sizing up Rome, or theorizing the overview / Caroline Vout -- Ancient Rome for little comrades : the legacy of classical antiquity in Soviet childrens' literature / Marina Balina -- The sites and sights of Rome in Fellini's films : 'not a human habitation but a psychical entity' / Elena Theodorakopoulos.
Summary, etc.: Rome was a building site for much of its history, a city continually reshaped and reconstituted in line with political and cultural change. In later times, the conjunction of ruins and rebuilding lent the cityscape a particularly fascinating character, much exploited by artists and writers. This layering and changing of vistas also finds expression in the literary tradition, from classical times right up to the twenty-first-century. This collection of essays offers glimpses, sideways glances and unexpected angles that open up Rome in its widest possible sense, and explores how the visible components of Rome - the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the Forums, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments - operate as, or become, the sites/sights of Rome.The analyses are informed by contemporary critical thinking and draw on ancient historical narrative, Roman poetry, Renaissance literature and cartography, art of the Grand Tour era, Russian and Soviet interpretations, and twentieth-century cinema. --From publisher's description.
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Subject: Rome (Italy) In literature
Rome (Italy) History Miscellanea
Latin literature History and criticism
Rome (Italy) In motion pictures
Genre: Electronic books.
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