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The Victorians and Ancient Rome

The Victorians and Ancient Rome

Norman Vance

ISBN: 978-0-631-18076-0

Apr 1997, Wiley-Blackwell

332 pages

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This is the first full-length study of the impact on Victorian Britain of the history and literature of ancient Rome.

Note on Translations and Texts.

Part I: Living Rome: Romantics and Revolution: .

1. The Persistence of Rome.

2. Rome and European Revolutions.

3. Rome and the Writing of History.

Part II: Roman Poets in the Nineteenth Century:.

4. Lucretius.

5. Catullus.

6. Virgil.

7. Ovid.

8. Horace.

Part III: Late Victorians and Later Rome:.

9. Fictions of Rome, or, Love, Death and Glory.

10. Rome and Imperial Debate.

11. Decadence, Degeneration and Decline.


Notes and References.


* Provides the first full length study of the Victorians and Ancient Rome.
* Pursues the Roman theme across a wide range of Victorian culture.
* Covens art, music, politics, religion, archaeology, and science as well as literature and theatre.