By Jessica Hughes,Claudio Buongiovanni

This edited assortment specializes in how the traditional previous of town of Naples has been invented, formed, transmitted, and got in literature, artwork, and fabric tradition because the time of the city's origin. Adopting a chronological strategy, chapters study very important moments in Naples' reception historical past from the Roman interval (when town was once already numerous centuries previous) to the current day.

Among the themes coated are representations of the city's early heritage and mythology in texts and temples of the Roman interval; later makes use of of Roman spolia (marble sculptures and architectural components) in Christian church buildings; the significance of antiquity to the rulers of the Angevin and Swabian classes; the appropriation of the city's classical history by way of Renaissance humanists; clone of the 'local' poets Virgil and Statius in later eras; humanist photographs of the traditional aqueducts and
catacombs that ran underneath the town; representations of classical monuments in early smooth urban courses; photos of historic ruins in modern Catholic nativity scenes; and the archaeology and philosophy of the city's Metro system.

Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary variety of students, this entire quantity offers a hugely obtainable element of access into the titanic bibliography on historic Naples.

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