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Since antiquity, the she-wolf has served as the potent symbol of Rome. For more than two thousand years, the legendary animal that rescued Romulus and Remus has been the subject of historical and political accounts, literary treatments in poetry and prose, and visual representations in every medium. In She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon, Cristina Mazzoni examines the evolution of the she-wolf as a symbol in western history, art, and literature, from antiquity to contemporary times. Used, for example, as an icon of Roman imperial power, papal authority, and the distance between the present and the past, the she-wolf has also served as an allegory for greed, good politics, excessive female sexuality, and, most recently, modern, multi-cultural Rome. Mazzoni engagingly analyzes the various role guises of the she-wolf over time in the first comprehensive study in any language on this subject.Read more
- First comprehensive examination of the she-wolf in any language
- Wide-ranging historical scope (5th century BCE–2006) and extensive geographical breadth (Europe and North America)
- Variety of genres discussed (paintings, statues, maps, poetry, fiction, history)
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- Date Published: March 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521145664
- length: 304 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 153 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.47kg
- contains: 19 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Capitoline She-Wolf:
2. Middle Ages and Renaissance
3. Modern and contemporary times
Part II. Writing about the She-Wolf:
5. Middle Ages and Renaissance
6. Modern and contemporary times
Part III. The She-Wolf in Art:
8. Middle Ages and Renaissance
9. Modern and contemporary times
Conclusion: the live wolves of Rome.
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