The Closure of Space in Roman Poetics : Empire's Inward TurnMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (372 p.)ISBN: 9781316378601Subject(s): Latin poetry--History and criticism | LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Ancient, Classical & Medieval | Literature and society--Rome | Space (Architecture) in literature | Space perception in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Closure of Space in Roman Poetics : Empire's Inward TurnDDC classification: 871/.0109 LOC classification: PA6047Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Note on texts, translations and abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 Empire without end; condere in Virgil's Aeneid; Excavating foundation myths: from Aeneid 1 to Tacitus Annals 16; Digging the dirt: Suetonius' Nero; Epilogue; Roman Ondák: the underground art scene; Chapter 2 All four corners of the world; Lyric's realm: the angulus; The violence of the edge: beyond lyric; Epilogue; Anish Kapoor's dirty corners; Chapter 3 Roman philosophy and the house of being
Codes of confinement: from corners to circlesThe refuge-cum-den: tight spots; Shaking out metaphor: (se) excutere; Epilogue; Rachel Whiteread's casts: sculpture inside out; Chapter 4 Blood, sweat and fears in the Roman baths; Singing in the bath: Seneca Epistles 56; The writing on the stall: Scipio's shower; Martial 6.42 and Statius Silvae 1.5: inside Etruscus' baths; Vitruvius' baths: the height of sophistication; Epilogue; Jean-Philippe Toussaint's Bathroom; Chapter 5 Imperial enclosure, epic spectacle; Launching the Aeneid: Georgics 1-4; Lucan's prisons: empire's small worlds
Watch the mountain shrink: Statius' AchilleidEpilogue; David Blaine's magic: the hero enclosed; Chapter 6 The homeless problem; Home from Rome; Tristia 2 and the illusion of security; Inside the burning bull: Tristia 3.11; Ibis: exploding enclosure, unmaking elegy; Epilogue; Adrian Paci: Home to Go; Bibliography; Index locorum; Subject index
An ambitious analysis of the Roman literary obsession with retreat and closed spaces, in the context of expanding empire.
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