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Roman Historical Myths: The Regal Period in Augustan Literature
     

Roman Historical Myths: The Regal Period in Augustan Literature

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by Matthew Fox
 

This book offers a sophisticated analysis of the pervasive use of historical myth in some of the best-known writers of the Late Republic and Augustan periods, including Cicero, Livy, Virgil, Propertius, and Ovid. Looking at these writers' use of narrative, Fox uncovers an uneasy tension between the desire for accurate historical representation and the legendary

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This book offers a sophisticated analysis of the pervasive use of historical myth in some of the best-known writers of the Late Republic and Augustan periods, including Cicero, Livy, Virgil, Propertius, and Ovid. Looking at these writers' use of narrative, Fox uncovers an uneasy tension between the desire for accurate historical representation and the legendary character of traditional stories. In this way, the accounts of Rome's regal period in both prose and verse bear witness to the uncertainties and upheavals at the end of the republic.

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"This provocative literary analysis challenges conventional depictions of early Rome and is intended primarily for scholars."—Religious Studies Review

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ISBN-13:
9780198150206
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
50
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.85(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

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