Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City by Catharine EdwardsWriting Rome: Textual Approaches to the City by Catharine Edwards

Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City

byCatharine Edwards

Paperback | November 13, 1996

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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.
Title:Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.39 inPublished:November 13, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521559529

ISBN - 13:9780521559522


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.

From Our Editors

The city of Rome is built not only of bricks and marble but also of the words of its writers. For the ancient inhabitant or visitor, the buildings of Rome, the public spaces of the city were crowded with meanings and associations.

Editorial Reviews

"...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