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    This lavishly produced book, the winner of the 2005 Charles J Goodwin Award of Merit of the American Philological Association, is a curiosity in that both author and press seem to have anticipated that its market would be the general reader as well as the scholar The prose is much better than most academic fare, and the color plates are certainly worth Wiseman s careful elucidation But the argument, in all its learnedness, is in my opinion, pitched above what most such readers will choose to grapple with over the long haul, even with the book s thirty one sidebars written in an even popular tone Wiseman s basic thesis is that Rome had her own myths independent of the Greek ones and that these myths mostly historical legends, in fact showed the Romans to have been relaxed and leering than most moderns imagine Romans to have been The myths of a nation do reflect its values, and Roman mythology provides some good illustrations of this truth Nevertheless, the average general reader will probably call a halt when he begins to feel, as I did, that the author is piling supposition on supposition to make scholarly points against academic rivals If you are a student of ancient Rome then by all means read this one through For the general reader, I recommend borrowing the book, looking at the pictures, and then determining if you have enough interest in the legends of Rome and their historical implications to sustain you through three hundred pages.


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The Myths of Rome There Was Once A Dream That Was Rome So Says The Old Emperor Marcus Aurelius In Ridley Scott S Epic Gladiator It Was A Rome Of Free Citizens, Brave, Incorruptible, Loved By The Gods It Had Its Own Myths, The Stories That Defined What The Romans Were, And In Due Course It Achieved Mythic Status Itself The Myths Of Rome Have Inspired Artists, Writers And Statesmen Throughout The Ages From Botticelli S Primavera And Shakespeare S Roman Plays To Machiavelli S Discourses And Addison S Cato A Key Text For The Founding Fathers Of The American Revolution And Yet, While A Wealth Of Material Dealing With Greek Myth Exists, The Myths Of Rome Are A Neglected Topic Some Authorities Have Even Claimed That The Romans Had No Mythology At All Wiseman S Remarkable New Contribution To This Almost Totally Unexplored Field Is Highly Illustrated And Characteristically Ambitious In Its Threefold Purpose To Collect, And Present In Readable And Accessible Form, The Neglected Evidence For Roman Myths, Both Iconographical And Literary To Attempt To Trace The Development Of The Roman Story World Over Time, From The Sixth Century BC To The Second AD To Explore Its Afterlife In Western Culture From The Renaissance To The Present Day, With Generous Illustration Of The Visual Evidence From Ancient And Post Renaissance SourcesPeter Wiseman Is Professor Of Classics At The University Of Exeter And A Fellow Of The British Academy

  • Hardcover
  • 390 pages
  • The Myths of Rome
  • T. Wiseman
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 9780977409457

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