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Ausonius, Fortunatus, and the ruins of the Moselle

Bishop, Christopher

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Beginning with an analysis of the constructed landscape of the Moselle valley as presented by the sixth-century Christian poet Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop compares that description with Ausonius's testimony of the same locale in the fourth century. Both poems are contextualised within the political history of the region in Late Antiquity. The landscapes of poetry, however, exist only partly within a phenomenal world, and so in the second part of this chapter Bishop analyses the role of the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBishop, Christopher
dc.contributor.editorBronwen Neil
dc.contributor.editorKosta Simic
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-12T04:17:44Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781138328679
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/202153
dc.description.abstractBeginning with an analysis of the constructed landscape of the Moselle valley as presented by the sixth-century Christian poet Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop compares that description with Ausonius's testimony of the same locale in the fourth century. Both poems are contextualised within the political history of the region in Late Antiquity. The landscapes of poetry, however, exist only partly within a phenomenal world, and so in the second part of this chapter Bishop analyses the role of the idealised landscape in the ontology of these two poets, and discusses the ways in which we might see, or cannot see, ideological transformation as well.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofMemories of Utopia: The Revision of Histories and Landscapes in Late Antiquity
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rights© 2020 The Author/s
dc.titleAusonius, Fortunatus, and the ruins of the Moselle
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2020-12-05
local.identifier.absfor210306 - Classical Greek and Roman History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB2654
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBishop, Christopher, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage189
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage203
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429448508-12
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
dc.date.updated2020-03-08T07:24:08Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationUnited Kingdom
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