Maurizio Campanelli



The invention of Rome

Biondo Flavio's Roma Triumphans and its worlds
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Edité par Maurizio Campanelli
Edité par Frances Muecke
Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
Distributeur Association de Boccard

“He has revealed to us the whole of antiquity”: so spoke Pope Pius II of the historian and archaeologist avant la lettre, Biondo Flavio (1392-1463). In his work Roma triumphans (1459), his last major treatise and the fruit of decades of engagement with the city of Rome and Roman history, Biondo Flavio was the first to attempt to present Roman civilization in all its complexity. His Roma triumphans is a key text of Italian humanism and the basis of the long-lasting discipline of antiquarianism ...