Ancient Rome and Victorian masculinity / Laura Eastlake.

Author
Eastlake, Laura [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Description
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).

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'Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity' examines Victorian receptions of ancient Rome, with a specific focus on how those receptions were deployed to create useable models of masculinity. Romans in Victorian literature are at once pagan persecutors, pious statesmen, pleasure-seeking decadents, and heroes of empire, and these manifold and often contradictory representations are used as vehicles equally to capture the martial virtue of Wellington and to condemn the deviance and degeneracy of Oscar Wilde. In the works of Thomas Macaulay, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, H. Rider Haggard, and Rudyard Kipling, among others, Rome emerges as a contested space with an array of possible scripts and signifiers which can be used to frame masculine ideals, or to vilify perceived deviance from those ideals, though with a value and significance often very different to ancient Greek models.
Notes
This edition previously issued in print: 2018.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience
Specialized.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 8, 2019).
ISBN
9780191871351 (ebook) :
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