Il discorso sui 'metalla' fra ideologia, poetica e retorica. Da Cicerone a Prudenzio

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The article aims to reconstruct, through a path for surveys and samples, the broad debate developed by the Latin culture around the theme of the exploitation of mineral resources in a time span ranging from the late Republic to the fifth century AD. C. By analyzing a number of texts belonging to ages, genders and different authors (Cicero, Ovid, Manilius, Seneca, Lucan, Silio Italico, Tiberiano, Prudencio) it highlights the eminently ethical and cultural nature, and quite often moralistic, of 'interest shown by Latin writers for this type of issues. At the same time, however, we note a significant prospective slip at various stages of the Roman cultural history, starting Enlightenment enthusiastic approach of Cicero, through the '
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)43-90
Number of pages47
JournalBOLLETTINO DELLA FONDAZIONE NAZIONALE "VITO FAZIO-ALLMAYER"
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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