15 Apr The Mountains
Alessandro Barchiesi (Latin Literature, University of Siena, Arezzo)
Friday, April 15, 2011 / 4:00 PM ** PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE**
This lecture will examine representations of Italic landscapes in the Aeneid, especially wilderness, as seen in mountains and woods, and (super)natural phenomena, volcanic and sulphurous. Professor Barchiesi will discuss those images in a double perspective: on the one side ‘wild Italy’ anticipates ideas of Roman control over nature, on the other it allows the poem to be read not only as a meditation on the Italic past, but as a foundational text for Roman imperial expansion, colonial and diasporic.”
Sponsored by IHC’s Geographies of Place series, Dept. of Classics, and Dept. of History.