By Pramit Chaudhuri
Drawing on a number of contexts -- politics, faith, philosophy, and aesthetics -- Pramit Chaudhuri argues for the basic value of battles among people and gods in representing the Roman global. A solid of tyrants, emperors, rebels, iconoclasts, philosophers, and bold poets brings to lifestyles probably the most impressive inventive items of classical antiquity. in accordance with shut readings of the most important extant epics and chosen tragedies, the e-book replaces a historically Aeneid-centric view of imperial epic with a richer discussion among Greek and Roman texts, modern authors, and numerous genres. The renewed feel of a convention finds how the conflicts those works signify represent a particular theology knowledgeable by means of different discourses but bizarre to epic and tragedy. starting with the Greek heritage and finishing with a glance forward to advancements within the Renaissance, this publication charts the heritage of a subject matter that might locate its richest expression in a time while males grew to become gods and impiety threatened the very order of the world.
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