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Remembering Parthenope: The Reception of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present

Jessica Hughes and Claudio Buongiovanni


This book looks at how the image and idea of Classical Naples has been shaped and received over time, from antiquity to the present day. The book is made up of fifteen chapters and an introduction, which together present a diachronic overview of the history of Naples, and its classical reception history. The main portion of the volume is divided into two parts, the first of which takes us from the foundation of the city into late antiquity, and the second from the Middle Ages to the present day. The chapters in Part I demonstrate how the image of ancient Neapolis began to be constructed and re ... More

Keywords: Naples, Neapolis, classical reception, cultural heritage, foundation, Roman, medieval, antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Hughes, editor
Lecturer in Classical Studies, The Open University

Claudio Buongiovanni, editor
Researcher in Latin Language and Literature, University of Naples 'Federico II'

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1 Introduction

Claudio Buongiovanni and Jessica Hughes

Part I Classical Naples in Antiquity

2 Setting the Agenda*

Lorenzo Miletti

4 Colonizing the Past

Kathryn Lomas

Part II Classical Naples After Antiquity

8 Virgiliana Neapolis Urbs

Fulvio Delle Donne

9 Naples—A Poets’ City

Giancarlo Abbamonte

10 Memories from the Subsoil*

Bianca de Divitiis