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The invention of Rome

Biondo Flavio's Roma Triumphans and its worlds

Edited by Maurizio CAMPANELLI, Frances MUECKE

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“He has revealed to us the whole of antiquity”: so spoke Pope Pius II of the historian and archaeologist avant la lettre, Biondo Flavio (1392-1463). In his work Roma triumphans (1459), his last major treatise and the fruit of decades of engagement with the city of Rome and Roman history, Biondo Flavio was the first to attempt to present Roman civilization in all its complexity. His Roma triumphans is a key text of Italian humanism and the basis of the long-lasting discipline of antiquarianism. Despite its acknowledged originality, early European circulation, and centuries of influence, there have been few in-depth studies of its multifarious contents. In this book we present a range of strategic explorations of the work’s nature, contents, and influence, for the first time making it available to a wide modern readership and opening up a seminal chapter of the long European obsession with the exemplary role of Rome and its institutions.

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The invention of Rome

The invention of Rome

“He has revealed to us the whole of antiquity”: so spoke Pope Pius II of the historian and archaeologist avant la lettre, Biondo Flavio (1392-1463). In his work Roma triumphans (1459), his last major treatise and the fruit of decades of engagement with the city of Rome

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Frontispiece (Tav. 1)

Acknowledgements and Abbreviations

Frances Muecke and Maurizio Campanelli
Introduction

Part I: Context, Genre, and Purpose

Anne Raffarin
La célébration des triomphes de Rome par Flavio Biondo dans la Roma instaurata et la Roma triumphans

Frances Muecke
The Genre(s) and the Making of Roma triumphans

Angelo Mazzocco
The Rapport between the Respublica Romana and the Respublica Christiana in Biondo Flavio’s Roma triumphans


Part II: Mores et instituta

Frances Muecke
Gentiles nostri: Roman Religion and Roman Identity in Biondo Flavio’s Roma triumphans

James Hankins
Biondo Flavio on the Roman Republic

Giuseppe Marcellino
Un excursus umanistico sulle letterature dell’antichità: Biondo Flavio e i classici (Roma triumphans IV, pp. 96-100)

Ida Gilda Mastrorosa
Roman Military Discipline in Biondo Flavio’s Roma triumphans: Punishments and Rewards

Maurizio Campanelli
Il libro IX della Roma triumphans: una querelle umanistica degli antichi e dei moderni?

Peter Fane-Saunders
Pyres, Villas, and Mansions: Architectural Fragments in Biondo Flavio’s Roma triumphans


Part III: Reception

Maria Agata Pincelli
“Librariis certatim transcribere contendentibus”: la tradizione manoscritta e la prima ricezione della Roma triumphans di Biondo Flavio

Paul Gwynne
Triumphs and Triumphators in the Wake of the Roma triumphans

Anne Raffarin
Fulvio lecteur de Biondo : questions religieuses dans la Roma triumphans et les Antiquitates urbis

William Stenhouse
Flavio Biondo and Later Renaissance Antiquarianism

Contributors

List of Editions of Biondo Flavio’s Works Cited

Index of Manuscripts and Printed Copies

Index of Names

List of Illustrations
Title The invention of Rome
Subtitle Biondo Flavio's Roma Triumphans and its worlds
Edition First Edition
Volume 576
Edited by Maurizio CAMPANELLI, Frances MUECKE
ISSN 0082-6081
Issue 3
Language Anglais, Français, Italien
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 08/9/2017
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-04789-0
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600047890
Reference no. 3-576
Publication Date 08/9/2017
Nb of pages 296
Illustrations 5 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensions 175 x 248 cm
Weight 760 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-14789-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600147897
Reference no. 3-576-PDF
Publication Date 08/10/2017
Nb of pages 296
Illustrations 5 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-24789-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600247894
Reference no. 3-576-LOT
Publication Date 08/10/2017
Nb of pages 296
Illustrations 5 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensions 175 x 248 cm
Weight 760 gr
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