Textual Approaches to the City
ISBN10: 0521559529 ISBN13: 9780521559522 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Nov 1 1996 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
"The city of Rome is built not only of bricks and marble but also of the words of its writers". Through the words of classical authors, the myths and memory of the place, and later writers such as Gibbon and Goethe, Edwards examines the literary topography of Rome. The author achieves a balance between minute details of life in the city with discussion of its mythic aspects reflected in literature. A little book but full of interesting material.