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The Resource The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn, Victoria Rimell

The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn, Victoria Rimell

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The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn
Title
The closure of space in Roman poetics
Title remainder
empire's inward turn
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Rimell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This ambitious book investigates a major yet underexplored nexus of themes in Roman cultural history: the evolving tropes of enclosure, retreat and compressed space within expanding, potentially borderless empire. In Roman writers' exploration of real and symbolic enclosures - caves, corners, villas, bathhouses, the 'prison' of the human body itself - we see the aesthetic, philosophical and political intersecting in fascinating ways, as the machine of empire is recast in tighter and tighter shapes. Victoria Rimell brings ideas and methods from literary theory, cultural studies and philosophy to bear on an extraordinary range of ancient texts rarely studied in juxtaposition, from Horace's Odes, Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Ibis, to Seneca's Letters, Statius' Achilleid and Tacitus' Annals. A series of epilogues puts these texts in conceptual dialogue with our own contemporary art world, and emphasizes the role Rome's imagination has played in the history of Western thinking about space, security and dwelling"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rimell, Victoria
Dewey number
871/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6047
LC item number
.R64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin poetry
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Space perception in literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
  • Latin poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Space (Architecture) in literature
  • Space perception in literature
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn, Victoria Rimell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900559493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 358 pages
Isbn
9781107079267
Lccn
2014049355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900559493
Label
The closure of space in Roman poetics : empire's inward turn, Victoria Rimell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900559493
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 358 pages
Isbn
9781107079267
Lccn
2014049355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900559493

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