Writing Rome: Textual Approaches To The City

  title={Writing Rome: Textual Approaches To The City},
  author={C. Edwards},
Book synopsis: The city of Rome is built not only of bricks and marble but also of the words of its writers. For the ancient inhabitant or visitor, the buildings of Rome, the public spaces of the city, were crowded with meanings and associations. These meanings were generated partly through activities associated with particular places, but Rome also took on meanings from literature written about the city: stories of its foundation, praise of its splendid buildings, laments composed by those… Expand
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