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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 ...

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The Myths of Rome
2008, University of Exeter Press

ISBN-13: 9780859897044

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The Myths of Rome
2004, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9780859897037


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