Finding italyprovides a very detailed reading of the directions aeneas receives by situating them within their relevant contexts ancient geography greek colonization narratives prophecy and ancient views of wandering vergil draws on all of these concepts to craft instructions that create in aeneas an attachment to italy before he ever . In the attempt fletcher seeks new paths over some well trodden ground the aeneid as a narrative of colonization and city founding 1 onomastic wordplay and shifting names 2 the importance of the idea of italy to augustanism generally and to vergils imagining of roman identity in particular 3 and the fusion of aeneas search for italy . This lucid and well written book offers more than it promises at a surface level it is a close reading of the first half of the aeneid with a focus on the way in which aeneas and other characters receive information instructions and hints about italy as the goal of the trojan migrationalthough few topics are more crucial today than migration exile and wandering across the mediterranean . Finding italy explores the journey of the romans ancestor aeneas and his fellow trojans from their old home troy to their new country italy narrated in vergils epic poem aeneidk f b fletcher argues that a main narrative theme is patriotism specifically the problem of how one comes to love ones new country. Get this from a library finding italy travel nation and colonization in vergils aeneid k f b fletcher finding italy explores the journey of the romans ancestor aeneas and his fellow trojans from their old home troy to their new country italy narrated in vergils epic poem aeneid kfb
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