The Eternal City: Roman Images in the Modern World

The Eternal City: Roman Images in the Modern World

by Peter Bondanella
     
 

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Eternal City: Roman Images in the Modern World

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"Bondanella has an original theme, and brings to it an unusually wide knowledge in the fields of literature, art history, and the place of film in twentieth-century culture."—Denis Mack Smith, All Souls College, Oxford
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The ``myth of Rome'' was created in antiquity, first by Livy, who idealized the values of the Republic, then by Tacitus, who portrayed the limits of freedom under the Emperors. Bondanella traces these images from their use as metaphors of modern life during the Renaissance to their influence upon the most influential and creative thinkers, artists, and politicians of Western historythough the serious treatment of Isaac Asimov and Star Wars is a great surprise in this context. Lavishly illustrated, this marvelous survey compels us to confront the continuing relevance of the Roman myth to our daily lives. James S. Ruebel, Iowa State Univ., Ames

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ISBN-13:
9780807865118
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/20/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
603,109
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Bondanella has an original theme, and brings to it an unusually wide knowledge in the fields of literature, art history, and the place of film in twentieth-century culture.—Denis Mack Smith, All Souls College, Oxford

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