God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination by Richard Jenkyns

By Richard Jenkyns

God, house, and town within the Roman mind's eye is a different exploration of the connection among the traditional Romans' visible and literary cultures and their mind's eye. Drawing on an unlimited variety of historic resources, poetry and prose, texts, and fabric tradition from all degrees of Roman society, it analyses how the Romans used, conceptualized, seen, and moved round their city.

Jenkyns will pay specific consciousness to the opposite population of Rome, the gods, and investigates how the Romans skilled and encountered them, with a specific emphasis at the own and subjective points of non secular lifestyles. via learning inside areas, either secular (basilicas, colonnades, and boards) and sacred areas (the temples the place the Romans seemed upon their gods) and their illustration in poetry, the quantity additionally follows the advance of an structure of the internal in
the nice Roman public works of the 1st and moment centuries advert. whereas supplying new insights into the operating of the Romans' mind's eye, it additionally deals robust demanding situations to a few lengthy confirmed orthodoxies approximately Roman faith and cultural behaviour.

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