The Myths of Rome
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The Myths of Rome

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ISBN-13:
9780859897044
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2004
Seiten:
390
Autor:
T. P. Wiseman
Gewicht:
1225 g
Format:
244x188x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

List of illustrations, x; Acknowledgments, xv; User's guide, xv; Time-chart, xvi; Maps; Mythic Rome, xix; Historical Rome, xx; Latium and northern Campania, xxi; The central and eastern Mediterranean, xxii; 1 The triumph of Flora; 1.1 Tiepolo in California, 1; 1.2 Ovid, Bellini and Titian, 3; 1.3 Ovid and Botticelli, 6; 1.4 Roman myths, 10; 2 Latins and Greeks; 2.1 euoin and Euboians, 13; 2.2 Trojan stories, 16; 2.3 Argonauts, 21; 2.4 Argives, 24; 2.5 Hercules and Evander, 26; 2.6 Saturnus and Liber, 32. 3 Kings (and after); 3.1 The exile's treasure, 37; 3.2 The Etruscan angle, 40; 3.3 The slave king, 45; 3.4 Gods and men, 48; 3.5 The vultures, the snake and the dog, 53; 3.6 The barons' stories, 56; 4 The god of liberty and licence; 4.1 A story in the calendar, 63; 4.2 Freedom and the Republic, 65; 4.3 Athens in Rome, 70; 4.4 The wilderness valley, 74; 4.5 Fun and games, 80; 5 What Novius knew; 5.1 The workplace, 87; 5.2 The Ficoroni cista, 89; 5.3 Gods, goddesses and gorgeous girls, 97; 5.4 Naming names, 107; 5.5 The twins, 114; 6 History and myth; 6.1 The crucible, 119; 6.2 Camillus, 126; 6.3 Dynasty and liberty, 130; 6.4 The foundation legend, 138; 7 Facing both ways; 7.1 What the gods demand, 149; 7.2 Honesty and turnips, 153; 7.3 Janus and his friends, 158; 7.4 Surviving the worst, 164; 7.5 Apollo's authority, 169; 7.6 Welcoming the Mother, 174; 8 Power and the people; 8.1 New ways; 8.2 The catastrophe; 8.3 Sallust, Cicero and civil war; 8.4 The People's historian; 8.5 Caesar and son; 8.6 Apollo's agent; 8.7 The father of his country; 9 Caesars; 9.1 Liber's revenge; 9.2 So many deaths; 9.3 The world's a stage; 9.4 The blood of Augustus; 9.5 At last, a play-text; 9.6 Grand opera; 9.7 Soldiers on the rampage; 10 The dream that was Rome; 10.1 Long perspectives; 10.2 Romulus and Remulus; 10.3 Republics; 10.4 Empires; 10.5 Back to Flora; References; Bibliography; Illustration credits; Index.
Presents a re-evaluation of Roman history and its afterlife in western culture through the mediums of myth and art. This work aims to redress the popular perception of classical myth as a predominantly Greek invention.