Legendary Rome by Jennifer A. Rea

By Jennifer A. Rea

"Legendary Rome" is the 1st e-book to provide a comparative remedy of the reinvention of Rome's origins within the poetry of Vergil, Tibullus and Propertius. It additionally examines the influence that the altering topography of Rome, as orchestrated by means of the emperor Augustus, had on these poets' renditions of Rome's mythical previous. whilst the poets discover the importance of Augustus' reconstruction of the Palatine and Capitoline hills, they bring about new that means and stories for the tale of Rome's mythical foundations. because the culture of Rome's mythic and mythical origins evolves via each one poetic revision, the earlier transforms and is reinvented anew.The exploration of what constitutes a civilised panorama for every poet results in major conclusions concerning the dynamic and evolving nature of shared public stories. Written while Rome was once within the strategy of defining a brand new, post-war id, the poems studied right here seize the transforming into stress among group and person improvement, the recovery of peace as opposed to enlargement via army capability, and balance and alter in the city.

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