The Metamorphoses of Lucretia: Three Eighteenth-Century Reinterpretations of the Myth: Carlo Goldoni, Samuel Richardson and Gottho by Anna Livia FrassettoThe Metamorphoses of Lucretia: Three Eighteenth-Century Reinterpretations of the Myth: Carlo Goldoni, Samuel Richardson and Gottho by Anna Livia Frassetto

The Metamorphoses of Lucretia: Three Eighteenth-Century Reinterpretations of the Myth: Carlo…

byAnna Livia Frassetto

Paperback | April 28, 2017

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The virtuous Roman matron Lucretia killed herself in 509 b. C. Her death is considered the cause of the Roman revolt against the Tarquins and the mainspring of the passage from the monarchic to the republican age. It is a myth about private and public dimensions: it tells about woman and revolution. Its themes, permanent features and variations are infinite. The metamorphoses of Lucretia are innumerable. Nonetheless, she has always preserved her essence and profound meaning, thus confirming her strength and her being a true myth. Lucretia has crossed the centuries, she has been told, painted and sung by artists from 509 b. C. until today. She reached the Eighteenth Century, Italy, Great Britain and Germany and she met three great authors: Carlo Goldoni, Samuel Richardson and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. They chose her and decided to tell her story, each in his own peculiar manner. Goldoni wrote a dramma giocoso in musica, Lugrezia Romana in Costantinopoli, Richardson a novel, Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady and Lessing a bürgerliches Trauerspiel entitled Emilia Galotti. One myth, three authors, three different literary genres: this work would like to investigate and verify the connection among them and the meaning of it. The comparative analysis of the metamorphoses of Lucretia will disclose new concepts of private and public, of woman and revolution, sprung from an old but perpetual reviving myth.

Anna Livia Frassetto has a PhD in Comparative Literature and collaborates with the Chairs of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Sassari. She is book reviewer for several literary periodicals and journals. Her research interests include Comparative Literature, German, English and Italian Literature as well as Classic...
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Title:The Metamorphoses of Lucretia: Three Eighteenth-Century Reinterpretations of the Myth: Carlo…Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 28, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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The myth of Lucretia – Constants and thematic cores in the myth of Lucretia – Carlo Goldoni, Lugrezia Romana in Costantinopoli – Samuel Richardson, Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Emilia Galotti – A comparison of the three authors: conclusions