By Rhiannon Evans

Utopia Antiqua is a clean examine narratives of the Golden Age and decline in historic Roman literature of the past due Republic and imperial period.



Through the lens of utopian thought, Rhiannon Evans appears to be like on the ways in which Roman authors, equivalent to Virgil, Ovid and Tacitus, use and reinvent Greek myths of the a while, contemplating them of their old and creative context.



This ebook explores the meanings of the ‘Iron Age’ and dystopia for Roman authors, in addition to the explanations they offer for this decline, and the chances for a renewed Age of Gold.



Using case reviews, it considers the cultural results of uploading luxurious items and how that it offers upward push to a rhetoric of Roman decline. It additionally seems on the idealisation of farmers, infantrymen or even primitive barbarians as parallels to the Golden Race and position types for now-extravagant Romans.

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