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    Rome and the Literature of Gardens (Classical Inter/Faces) (Paperback) By (author) Victoria Emma Pagan

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    Description"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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    Title
    Rome and the Literature of Gardens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Victoria Emma Pagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715635063
    ISBN 10: 0715635069
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: PA
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 870.9364
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    28 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Victoria Emma Pagan is Associate Professor of Classics, University of Florida.