Simulacrum and Re-enactments: the experience of Pompeii in the nineteeth century
EUI MWP LS, 2010/01
BEARD, Mary, Simulacrum and Re-enactments: the experience of Pompeii in the nineteeth century, EUI MWP LS, 2010/01 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/13521
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This lecture traces the changing experience of visiting Pompeii through the nineteenth century. It argues against the standard idea that there was a shift over the century from a Romantic view of the site to a more archaeological approach (which stressed the reconstruction of Roman daily life). It suggests instead that two conflicting visions of the city (“city of the dead”/”city of the living”) were always held in tension.
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Series/Number: EUI MWP LS; 2010/01
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