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Unwritten Rome

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 366 p./サイズ 54 halftones
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780859898232
  • DDC分類 937

基本説明

Presents an imaginative, appealing, and well-illustrated picture of pre-literary Rome, a free and uninhibited world in which the arts and popular entertainment flourished.

Full Description


In Unwritten Rome, a new book by the author of Myths of Rome, T.P. Wiseman presents us with an imaginative and appealing picture of the early society of pre-literary Rome-as a free and uninhibited world in which the arts and popular entertainments flourished. This original angle allows the voice of the Roman people to be retrieved empathetically from contemporary artefacts and figured monuments, and from selected passages of later literature.How do you understand a society that didn't write down its own history? That is the problem with early Rome, from the Bronze Age down to the conquest of Italy around 300 BC. The texts we have to use were all written centuries later, and their view of early Rome is impossibly anachronistic. But some possibly authentic evidence may survive, if we can only tease it out - like the old story of a Roman king acting as a magician, or the traditional custom that may originate in the practice of ritual prostitution. This book consists of eighteen attempts to find such material and make sense of it.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      viii
Acknowledgements x
Unwritten Rome 1 (23)
What Can Livy Tell Us? 24 (15)
Fauns, Prophets and Ennius' Annales 39 (13)
The God of the Lupercal 52 (32)
Liber: Myth, Drama and Ideology in 84 (56)
Republican Rome
The Kalends of April 140 (15)
Summoning Jupiter: Magic in the Roman 155 (12)
Republic
Origines ludorum 167 (8)
The Games of Flora 175 (12)
The Games of Hercules 187 (7)
Praetextae, Togatae and Other Unhelpful 194 (6)
Categories
Octavia and the Phantom Genre 200 (10)
Ovid and the Stage 210 (21)
The Prehistory of Roman Historiography 231 (12)
History, Poetry and Annales 243 (28)
The House of Tarquin 271 (22)
The Legend of Lucius Brutus 293 (13)
Roman Republic, Year One 306 (15)
Bibliography 321 (23)
Illustration credits 344 (2)
Index of Passages 346 (4)
General index 350