Rome Is Love Spelled Backward

Rome Is Love Spelled Backward

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  • Author: Judith Testa
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1609092503
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 303

A celebration of the art, architecture, and timeless human passion of the Eternal City, Rome Is Love Spelled Backward explores Rome's best-known treasures, often revealing secrets overlooked in conventional guidebooks. With the ancient play on "Roma" and "Amor"—ROMAMOR—Testa invites readers to experience the world's long love affair with one of its most beautiful cities.


Rome Is Love Spelled Backward

Rome Is Love Spelled Backward

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  • Author: Judith Testa
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
  • ISBN: 1501757512
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 303

A guide to the art, architecture and timeless human passion of Rome. It focuses on the merging of art and ambition; famous and forgotten monuments play a part in the account, as do the artists and patrons who brought them into being.


Sowboy

Sowboy

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  • Author: Richard Miller
  • Publisher: DFI Books, Dada Foundation Imprints
  • ISBN: 9780965842341
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 240

Sowboy follows the twin trails of porcine practicality and youthful idealism into the future when George III is president, the environment is falling apart, and flies can think.


Ovid and His Love Poetry

Ovid and His Love Poetry

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  • Author: Rebecca Armstrong
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472502450
  • Category : Poetry
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 192

Ovid devoted about half of his poetic career to the production of several collections of amatory verse, all composed in elegiac couplets. Indeed, his irrepressible interest in love, sex and elegiac poetry is one of the defining features of his entire output. Here Rebecca Armstrong offers a thematic examination of some important aspects of the Amores, Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Starting from an investigation of the narrator's self-creation and presentation of other characters within his amatory verse, she assesses the importance of mythical and contemporary reference, as well as the influence of the erotic on Ovid's later works. By looking at the Ars and Remedia alongside the Amores, the continuities and contradictions in the poet's elegiac outlook are revealed, and a complex picture is formed of the Ovidian world of love. Ovid's erotic works present the reader with a glimpse inside the minds of both poets and lovers, mediated through eyes which are frequently inclined to comedy and even cynicism, but always sharp, perceptive and above all fascinated by human behaviour.


Through Time and the City

Through Time and the City

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  • Author: Kristi Cheramie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317340760
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 316

Through Time and the City: Notes on Rome offers a new approach to exploring cities. Using Rome as a guide, the book follows familiar sites, geographies, and characters in search of their role within a larger narrative that includes the environmental processes required to generate enough space and material for the city, the emergent ecologies to which its buildings play host, and the social patterns its various structures help to organize. Through Time and the City argues that Rome is made and unmade by an endlessly evolving chorus that has, for better or worse, gained geological legitimacy; that the city absorbs and emits countless artifacts in its search for collective identity; that the city is a platform for the constant staging of negotiations between agents (humans, buildings, plants, animals, pathogens, goods, waste, water) that drive and are driven by the entanglements of climate and culture. This book provides textual and visual frameworks for identifying the material traces, emergent patterns, or speculated futures that expose a city as inseparable from its capacity to change.


Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England

Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England

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  • Author: Jennifer Richards
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134172877
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 264

Rhetoric has long been a powerful and pervasive force in political and cultural life, yet in the early modern period, rhetorical training was generally reserved as a masculine privilege. This volume argues, however, that women found a variety of ways to represent their interests persuasively, and that by looking more closely at the importance of rhetoric for early modern women, and their representation within rhetorical culture, we also gain a better understanding of their capacity for political action. Offering a fascinating overview of women and rhetoric in early modern culture, the contributors to this book: examine constructions of female speech in a range of male-authored texts, from Shakespeare to Milton and Marvell trace how women interceded on behalf of clients or family members, proclaimed their spiritual beliefs and sought to influence public opinion explore the most significant forms of female rhetorical self-representation in the period, including supplication, complaint and preaching demonstrate how these forms enabled women from across the social spectrum, from Elizabeth I to the Quaker Dorothy Waugh, to intervene in political life. Drawing upon incisive analysis of a wide range of literary texts including poetry, drama, prose polemics, letters and speeches, Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England presents an important new perspective on the early modern world, forms of rhetoric, and the role of women in the culture and politics of the time.


50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go

50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go

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  • Author: Susan Van Allen
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales
  • ISBN: 1609520971
  • Category : Travel
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 272

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.


An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

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  • Author: Judith Testa
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
  • ISBN: 1501756745
  • Category : Travel
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 306

"No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time ... while most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance ... Concentrating on a number of the greatest works by such masters as Botticelli and MIchelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom it was made ..."--Back cover.


Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther

Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther

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  • Author: Carl P. E. Springer
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • ISBN: 1506472028
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 322

This book offers a fresh reevaluation of Martin Luther's tempestuous relationship with Rome, the city he visited as a young Augustinian friar and never thereafter forgot. Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther will help readers see the ancient city, the long-lived empire, and the sacred home of the papacy from Luther's complicated perspective.


When the Extreme Right Is Extremely Wrong

When the Extreme Right Is Extremely Wrong

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  • Author: Luis Fernando Gutierrez
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1553691652
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 127

A timely book for those who enjoy a liberal perspective on both religious and political issues of today. A unique and well-balanced work which focuses on the true Christ and what he was when he came.