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Wine and Poetry: Translating Tony Harrison in Italy

Giovanni Greco

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Tony Harrison has always had a deep connection with Italy and Italian poets, above all Naples and Leopardi. The article tries to show that Harrison’s sentence ‘it’s all poetry to me, whether it is ... More


Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape was greatly influential on the Roman cultural imagination. The Bay of Naples was a centre outside the city of Rome, a place of otium, ... More


The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum

George W. Houston

in Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores volumes retrieved from the Villa of the Papyri. The collection of book rolls found here is composed of around 600 to 1,000 rolls, most of them were about 150 years old at the ... More


Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Sean Cocco

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well known is the role it played in the science and ... More


Campi Phlegraei and the Neapolitan Pursuit of ‘Most Remote Antiquity’

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Inspired by voyaging literature and its discourse of ‘primitive’ cultures, classical scholars too pursued the connection between exploration and antiquity. Sir William Hamilton incorporates many ... More


Introduction Vesuvius in the View South

Sean Cocco

in Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book deals with the aesthetic appreciation of Vesuvius in the late Renaissance and the historical and scientific inquiry that sustained that appreciation. In this introduction, the relationship ... More


Histories of Ignition: From Historia to Causa

Sean Cocco

in Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Giovanni Spinola’s account of the 1631 eruption of Vesuvius. The Discorso sopra l’origine de’ fuochi gettati dal Monte Vesuvio, which appeared in early 1632, is Spinola’s ... More


Formed by Explosion: Geology in the Neapolitan Picturesque

Sean Cocco

in Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents an illustration of the view of Mount Vesuvius created in the year 1754. This image is found in Giuseppe Maria Mecatti’s Osservazioni che si son fatte nel Vesuvio (1754). The ... More


Returns to the Past

Sean Cocco

in Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter introduces Pietro Napoli Signorelli’s depiction of Vesuvius as an actor on the stage of Naples’s past. It also discusses references to Vesuvius in expressions of Neapolitan ... More


Semirutos … de pulvere vultus: Vesuvius, Statius, and Trauma

Arianna Sacerdoti

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter interprets the impact of the eruption of Vesuvius through the perspective of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as it seeks to investigate not only references to recognized symptoms ... More


The Fires of Campania: Typhon and the Bay of Naples in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

Darcy Krasne

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how Valerius Flaccus in his Argonautica extends Pindar’s location of Typhon beneath the Bay of Naples (Pyth. 1.15–28) to associate mythology’s most notorious theomach with the ... More


The Other Campanian Volcano: Inarime in Flavian Epic

Nikoletta Manioti

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys the literary representation of Ischia’s volcano, Inarime, which Valerius Flaccus pairs in his Argonautica with Mount Vesuvius in a striking simile describing the violence of ... More


Campanian Geography in Statius’ Silvae

Paolo Esposito

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates Statius’ versatility and originality in adducing literary allusion and imagery in the analysis of a trio of poems which deploy a catalogue of Campanian places to serve three ... More


Making History: Pliny's Letters to Tacitus and Angelica Kauffmann's Pliny the Younger and his Mother at Misenum

Victoria C. Gardner Coates

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A first-hand account of Vesuvius' eruption in 79 CE has survived in the form of two letters by Pliny the Younger, who witnessed the event from his uncle's villa at Misenum. Pliny's physical presence ... More


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