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Classical Culture for a Classical Country: Scholarship and the Past in Vincenzo Cuoco's Plato in Italy

Giovanna Ceserani

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What is the place of the classical past and its study in Italy, a classical country whose roots reach back to antiquity but which has existed as an independent nation only since 1860? This essay ... More


Philosophy and Revolution: Italian Vichianism and the ‘Renaissance Shame’

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter narrates the emergence of a self-consciously construed Italian philosophical tradition from the time of the Risorgimento, the nineteenth-century political and cultural unification ... More


The historic past of the nation

Antonino De Francesco

in The Antiquity of the Italian Nation: The Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662319
eISBN:
9780191757310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662319.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to the first explicitly nationalizing reading of the myth of antiquity developed in 1806 by Vincenzo Cuoco, who, in his novel Platone in Italia, recalled the existence at the ... More


A plural Italy

Antonino De Francesco

in The Antiquity of the Italian Nation: The Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662319
eISBN:
9780191757310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662319.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter underlines how Vincenzo Cuoco’s interpretation of Italian antiquity did not hold up against Giuseppe Micali’s Italy before the dominion of Rome. Published in 1810, this work responded to ... More


The Counter-revolution

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The second major distortion of the Neapolitan Republic derived from the long-standing association with the popular counter-revolutionary Santafede. The counter-revolution against Naples was real ... More


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