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The Production of Space in Latin Literature

William Fitzgerald and Efrossini Spentzou


This volume addresses, through a range of different authors and genres, Latin literature’s psychogeographical engagement with space. The volume’s title alludes to Henri Lefebvre’s La Production de l’espace of 1974, a seminal work in what is now called ‘the spatial turn’ in the humanities. Lefebvre stresses that space is to be included among the sites of hegemonic power and ideological contestation in a society and should not simply be thought of as a neutral container for human action, the setting in which it takes place. The contributions to this volume focus mainly on movement, or the mobile ... More

Keywords: Roman, empire, space, Latin literature, spatial turn, Lefebvre, psychogeographical, exile

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768098
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Fitzgerald, editor
Professor of Latin Language and Literature, King's College London

Efrossini Spentzou, editor
Reader in Latin Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London

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William Fitzgerald and Efrossini Spentzou

2 Varro’s Roman Ways

Diana Spencer

3 Obviam

Jared Hudson

4 Juvenal in the Specular City

David H. J. Larmour

6 The Space of the Poem

William Fitzgerald

7 On Not Being in Rome

Catharine Edwards

8 Carthage—Rome—Milan

Therese Fuhrer

9 Exiled in Rome

Shreyaa Bhatt

11 Rome’s Dire Straits

Victoria Rimell

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