The Resource Finding Italy : travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid, K.F.B. Fletcher

Finding Italy : travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid, K.F.B. Fletcher

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Finding Italy : travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid
Title
Finding Italy
Title remainder
travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid
Statement of responsibility
K.F.B. Fletcher
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Language
eng
Summary
"Finding Italy explores the journey of the Romans' ancestor Aeneas and his fellow Trojans from their old home, Troy, to their new country, Italy, narrated in Vergil's epic poem Aeneid. K.F.B. Fletcher argues that a main narrative theme is patriotism, specifically the problem of how one comes to love one's new country. The various directions Aeneas receives throughout the first half of the poem are meant to create this love, explaining both to Aeneas and to Vergil's readers how they should respond to the new, unified Italy synonymous with Rome. These directions come from the gods, or from people close to Aeneas who have divine connections, and they all serve to instill an emotional connection to the land, creating a mental image of Italy that tells him far more about his destination than merely its location, and ultimately making him fall in love with Italy enough to fight for it soon after his arrival. The poem thus dramatizes the birth of nationalism, as Italy is only a concept to Aeneas throughout his trip; these directions do not describe Italy as it is at the time of Aeneas' journey, but as an ideal to be realized by Aeneas and his descendants, reaching its final, perfect form under Augustus Caesar. Finding Italy provides a very detailed reading of the directions Aeneas receives by situating them within their relevant contexts: ancient geography, Greek colonization narratives, prophecy, and ancient views of wandering. Vergil draws on all of these concepts to craft instructions that create in Aeneas an attachment to Italy before he ever arrives, a process that dramatizes a key emotional problem in the late first century BCE in the wake of the Social and Civil Wars: how to balance the love of one's modest birthplace with the love of Rome, the larger city that now encompasses it."--Publisher's Web site
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Fletcher, K. F. B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6825
LC item number
.F47 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Virgil
  • Aeneas
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • TRAVEL
  • Colonization in literature
  • Colonization in literature
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Literature
  • Nationalism in literature
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Finding Italy : travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid, K.F.B. Fletcher
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why directions matter -- Book 1 : tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem : introduction of themes -- Book 2 : heu fuge, nate dea : the end and beginning -- Book 3 : antiquam exquirite matrem : setting the colonization narrative in motion -- Book 4 : hic amor, haec patria est : the place of love -- Book 5 : lectos iuuenes, defer in Italiam : transformation of the mission -- Book 6 : aeternumque tenet per saecula nomen : names on the land -- The poem's second half : occidit, occideritque sinas cum nomine Troia : journey's end
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780472120444
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907375896
  • (OCoLC)ocn907375896
Label
Finding Italy : travel, nation and colonization in Vergil's Aeneid, K.F.B. Fletcher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why directions matter -- Book 1 : tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem : introduction of themes -- Book 2 : heu fuge, nate dea : the end and beginning -- Book 3 : antiquam exquirite matrem : setting the colonization narrative in motion -- Book 4 : hic amor, haec patria est : the place of love -- Book 5 : lectos iuuenes, defer in Italiam : transformation of the mission -- Book 6 : aeternumque tenet per saecula nomen : names on the land -- The poem's second half : occidit, occideritque sinas cum nomine Troia : journey's end
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472120444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907375896
  • (OCoLC)ocn907375896

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