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The Resource The god of Rome : Jupiter in Augustan poetry, Julia Dyson Hejduk

The god of Rome : Jupiter in Augustan poetry, Julia Dyson Hejduk

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The god of Rome : Jupiter in Augustan poetry
Title
The god of Rome
Title remainder
Jupiter in Augustan poetry
Statement of responsibility
Julia Dyson Hejduk
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Inspiring reverence and blasphemy, combining paternal benignity with sexual violence, transcendent universality with tribal chauvinism, Jupiter represents both the best and the worst of ancient religion. Though often assimilated to Zeus, Jupiter differs from his Greek counterpart as much as Rome differs from Greece: "the god of Rome" conveys both Jupiter's sovereignty over Rome and his symbolic encapsulation of what Rome represents. Understanding this dizzyingly complex figure is crucial not only to the study of Roman religion, but to the whole of literary, intellectual, and religious history. This book examines Jupiter in Roman poetry's most formative and fruitful period, the reign of the emperor Augustus. As Roman society was transformed from a republic or oligarchy to a de facto monarchy, Jupiter came to play a unique role as the celestial counterpart of the first earthly princeps. While studies of Augustan poetry may glance at Jupiter as an Augustus figure, or Augustus as a Jupiter figure, they rarely explore the poets' richly nuanced treatment of the god as a character in his own right. This book fills that gap, demonstrating how Jupiter attracts thoughts about politics, power, sex, fatherhood, religion, poetry, and most everything else of importance to poets and other humans. It explores the god's manifestations in the five major Augustan poets (Virgil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid), providing a fascinating window on a transformative period of history, as well as a comprehensive view of the poets' individual personalities and shifting concerns"--
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1966-
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Hejduk, Julia Dyson
Dewey number
870.9/382
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6029.R5
LC item number
H45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jupiter
  • Latin poetry
  • Rome
  • Jupiter
  • Horatius Flaccus, Quintus
  • Jupiter
  • Ovidius Naso, Publius
  • Propertius, Sextus
  • Tibullus, Albius
  • Vergilius Maro, Publius
  • Jupiter
  • Jupiter
  • Latin poetry
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Latein
  • Lyrik
  • Römisches Reich
  • Latin poetry
  • Rome
  • Poésie latine
Label
The god of Rome : Jupiter in Augustan poetry, Julia Dyson Hejduk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-320) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Virgil -- Horace -- Tibullus -- Propertius -- Ovid -- Conclusion
Control code
1119746854
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780190607739
Lccn
2019040674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119746854
Label
The god of Rome : Jupiter in Augustan poetry, Julia Dyson Hejduk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-320) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Virgil -- Horace -- Tibullus -- Propertius -- Ovid -- Conclusion
Control code
1119746854
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780190607739
Lccn
2019040674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119746854

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