Writing Rome

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Author  Catharine Edwards
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   November 13, 1996
ISBN  0521559529
Pages  146

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What did the city of Rome mean to ancient Romans? Roman writers, Cicero, Virgil, Juvenal and others, described their city in many different ways: they marveled at its beauty, they despaired of its dirt, they explored its history, they lamented its absence. Their writings have played a vital part in determining responses to the city both in their own time and in later centuries. This book explores a wide range of descriptions of the city from later periods as well as from antiquity.

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