The Semantics of Space in  Greek and Roman Narratives
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Fabrizi, Virginia (Ed.): The Semantics of Space in Greek and Roman Narratives, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2018 (Distant Worlds Journal Special Issues, Vol. 2).

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Virginia Fabrizi (Ed.)

The Semantics of Space in Greek and Roman Narratives

Distant Worlds Journal Special Issues

The “spatial turn” of the humanities has recently stimulated a growing scholarly interest in literary representations of space and places. As narratologists have shown, the functions of space in narratives go well beyond providing a realistic or ornamental frame to the narrated events; rather, narrated spaces and places can take on semantic connotations and thus play a crucial role in shaping the meaning of a text. This book focuses on the semantics of space in Greek and Roman narratives. Contributors investigate texts that belong to different genres of Greek and Latin literature and are located at different points of a chronological span which ranges from the fifth century BCE to the first century CE. By doing so, they provide new insights into ancient ways of thinking about cities, landscapes, and society.

Table of Contents
Virginia Fabrizi
Part 1. The Semantics of Civic Space
Henry Heitmann-Gordon
Space and Civic Imaginary in Theophrastus’ Characters
Virginia Fabrizi
Breaching Boundaries: Collective Appearances of Women Outside Their Homes in Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita
Part 2. The Semantics of Space and War
Jan Zacharias van Rookhuijzen
Die delphischen „Rolling Stones“ und die imaginäre persische Belagerung von 480 v. Chr.
Marvin Müller
Krieg auf schwierigem Terrain. Die iberische Halbinsel als militärstrategischer Raum in Caesars Bellum civile und im Bellum Hispaniense
Part 3. The Semantics of Space and Time
Manuel Förg
Wider die Poesie? Überlegungen zur Funktion der literarischen Topographie anhand des „Romspaziergangs“ in Vergils Aeneis (8,308–369)
Markus Hafner
‘This Place Is Called “Life”’. On the Boundaries of Ekphrasis in the Tabula Cebetis