Rome and the Literature of Gardens

Instead, this book considers images of gardens from a kaleidoscope of genres, especially those that the Romans made their own: satire, annalistic history, and autobiography.

Rome and the Literature of Gardens

"Rome and the Literature of Gardens" explores the garden as a powerful locus of transformation and transgression in the "De Re Rustica" of Columella, the "Satires" of Horace, the "Annals" of Tacitus, and the "Confessions" of Saint Augustine. In keeping with the approach of this series, a concluding chapter examines the reincarnation of these expressions in the contemporary plays "Arcadia" and "The Invention of Love" by Tom Stoppard. Many books on gardens in ancient Rome concentrate on either technical agricultural manuals, or pastoral poetry, or the physical remains of Roman gardens. Instead, this book considers images of gardens from a kaleidoscope of genres, especially those that the Romans made their own: satire, annalistic history, and autobiography. This atypical approach makes a unique contribution to the field of Latin literature and garden history, bridging the gap between material culture and cultural history.

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Rome and the Literature of Gardens
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Victoria Emma Pagan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-10 - Publisher: A&C Black

"Rome and the Literature of Gardens" explores the garden as a powerful locus of transformation and transgression in the "De Re Rustica" of Columella, the "Satires" of Horace, the "Annals" of Tacitus, and the "Confessions" of Saint Augustine. In keeping with the approach of this series, a concluding chapter examines
Gardens and Neighbors
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Cynthia Jordan Bannon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-22 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

"Gardens and Neighbors will provide an important building block in the growing body of literature on the ways that Roman law, Roman society, and the economic concerns of the Romans jointly functioned in the real world." ---Michael Peachin, New York University As is increasingly true today, fresh water in ancient
Virgil's Garden
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Frederick Jones
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-16 - Publisher: A&C Black

Virgil's book of bucolic verse, the Eclogues, defines a green space separate from the outside worlds both of other Roman verse and of the real world of his audience. However, the boundaries between inside and outside are deliberately porous. The bucolic natives are aware of the presence of Rome, and
Tacitus’ Wonders
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: James McNamara, Victoria Emma Pagán
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This volume approaches the broad topic of wonder in the works of Tacitus, encompassing paradox, the marvellous and the admirable. Recent scholarship on these themes in Roman literature has tended to focus on poetic genres, with comparatively little attention paid to historiography: Tacitus, whose own judgments on what is worthy
Aesop and the Imprint of Medieval Thought
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Jacqueline de Weever
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-01 - Publisher: McFarland

This work studies two medieval translations of Aesop's fables, one in Latin (1497) and one in vernacular Italian (1526), with a close examination of how each translation reflected its audience and its translator. It offers close readings of the "Feast of Tongues" along with six fables common to both texts: