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Memory in Vergils Aeneid: Creating the Past

Aaron M. Seider

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ISBN 10: 110703180X / ISBN 13: 9781107031807
Published by Cambridge University Press
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Hardcover. 240 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.9in.Tracing the path from Troys destruction to Romes foundation, the Aeneid explores the transition between past and future. As the Trojans struggle to found a new city and the narrator sings of his audiences often-painful history, memory becomes intertwined with a crucial leitmotif: the challenge of being part of a group that survives violence and destruction only to face the daunting task of remembering what was lost. This book offers a reading of the epic that engages with critical work on memory and questions the prevailing view that Aeneas must forget his disastrous history in order to escape from a cycle of loss. Considering crucial scenes such as Aeneas reconstruction of Celaenos prophecy and his slaying of Turnus, this book demonstrates that memory in the Aeneid is a reconstructive and dynamic process, one that offers a social and narrative mechanism for integrating a traumatic past with an uncertain future. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781107031807

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Tracing the path from Troy's destruction to Rome's foundation, the Aeneid explores the transition between past and future. As the Trojans struggle to found a new city and the narrator sings of his audience's often-painful history, memory becomes intertwined with a crucial leitmotif: the challenge of being part of a group that survives violence and destruction only to face the daunting task of remembering what was lost. This book offers a reading of the epic that engages with critical work on memory and questions the prevailing view that Aeneas must forget his disastrous history in order to escape from a cycle of loss. Considering crucial scenes such as Aeneas' reconstruction of Celaeno's prophecy and his slaying of Turnus, this book demonstrates that memory in the Aeneid is a reconstructive and dynamic process, one that offers a social and narrative mechanism for integrating a traumatic past with an uncertain future.

Book Description: Memory was a powerful concept in Augustan Rome, pervading art, literature, religion, and social and political history. Considering crucial scenes in the Aeneid, this distinctive new reading finds memory to be a dynamic process, one that offers a mechanism for integrating a traumatic past with an uncertain future.

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Title: Memory in Vergils Aeneid: Creating the Past

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Hardcover

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