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Studies in the Latin Literature and Epigraphy in Italian Fascism / edited by Han Lamers, Bettina Reitz-Joosse & Valerio Sanzotta.

Contributor(s): Lamers, Han | Reitz-Joosse, Bettina | Sanzotta, Valerio.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Supplementa humanistica Lovaniensia: 46Publisher: Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2020Description: viii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789462702073; 9789461663122 (e-book).Subject(s): Fascism -- History -- Italy | Fascism and literature -- ItalySummary: This book deals with the use of Latin as a literary and epigraphic language under Italian Fascism (1922-1943). The myth of Rome lay at the heart of Italian Fascist ideology, and the ancient language of Rome, too, played an important role in the regime's cultural politics. This collection deepens our understanding of 'Fascist Latinity', presents a range of previously little-known material, and opens up a number of new avenues of research. The chapters explore the pivotal role of Latin in constructing a link between ancient Rome and Fascist Italy; the different social and cultural contexts in which Latin texts functioned in the ventennio fascista; and the way in which 'Fascist Latinity' relied on, and manipulated, the 'myth of Rome' of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italy.
List(s) this item appears in: AD New acquisitions 2020 | AD New acquisitions. August 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This book deals with the use of Latin as a literary and epigraphic language under Italian Fascism (1922-1943). The myth of Rome lay at the heart of Italian Fascist ideology, and the ancient language of Rome, too, played an important role in the regime's cultural politics. This collection deepens our understanding of 'Fascist Latinity', presents a range of previously little-known material, and opens up a number of new avenues of research. The chapters explore the pivotal role of Latin in constructing a link between ancient Rome and Fascist Italy; the different social and cultural contexts in which Latin texts functioned in the ventennio fascista; and the way in which 'Fascist Latinity' relied on, and manipulated, the 'myth of Rome' of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italy.

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