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The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics

Readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau

by Melissa M. Matthes

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Published by Pennsylvania State University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Feminism,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Political structure & processes,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Feminist theory,
  • Lucretia,
  • Political aspects,
  • Republicanism,
  • Republics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages188
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10284138M
    ISBN 100271020555
    ISBN 109780271020556


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“This book investigates the various and often surprising use by political thinkers of the story about the rape of Lucretia and its role in the founding of the Roman republic. This turns out to be a rich theme in the history of republican political thought, one that Matthes explores with enthusiasm and by: Donaldson takes the Roman story of the rape of Lucretia as told by Livy in book 1 of his History of Rome and follows its transformations.

Starting with the rape and suicide of Lucretia, he examines some of the visual representations in Renaissance art, and then goes on to explore the problematisation of Lucretia's act in Augustine whose Christianity takes a different view of suicide/5.

The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics: Readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau. The bonds among republican citizens are created, in part, through the stories told and retold as the foundational myths of the republic. The Rape of Lucretia presents the history and reasons that led to the Roman Revolution in B.C.E.

The document gives an insight into the gender roles in the period of Roman Civilization. The story presents a unique voice of moral values and family honor and their significance to the Roman : Picesgirl. Melissa M. Matthes, The Rape of Lucretia and the Foundings of Republics: Readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau (Penn State University Press: University Park, PA, ), ix + pp., £ISBN 0 5 (pbk.).

Melissa Matthes envisages The Rape of Lucretia. The Rape of Lucretia: A History of the Ancient Wife Who Changed the Destiny of Rome. Sextus Tarquinius was the son of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last king of Rome who was engaged in the siege of Ardea at the time.

One day, Sextus invited his friends for Author: Martinif. The legendary rape of Roman noblewoman Lucretia by Tarquin, king of Rome, and her subsequent suicide are credited as inspiring the revolt against the Tarquin family by Lucius Junius Brutus which led to the founding of the Roman Republic.

Tarquin and Lucretia is an oil painting by Titian completed inwhen the artist was in his eighties, for Philip II of is signed, and considered to have been finished entirely by Titian himself.

It is one of a series of great works from Titian's last years, but unlike some of these, is fully finished. It is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, : Titian. “This book investigates the various and often surprising use by political thinkers of the story about the rape of Lucretia and its role in the founding of the Roman republic.

This turns out to be a rich theme in the history of republican political thought, one that Matthes explores with enthusiasm and : Melissa Matthes. The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics, Melissa M. Matthes. American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 2 (1), The Rape of Lucrece () is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia.

Lucrece draws on the story described in both Ovid's Fasti and Livy's history of Rome. In BC, Sextus Tarquinius, son of Tarquin, the king of Rome, raped Lucretia (Lucrece), wife of Collatinus, one of the king's aristocratic retainers.

The Rape of Lucrece () is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Roman noblewoman his previous narrative poem, Venus and Adonis (), Shakespeare had included a dedicatory letter to his patron, the Earl of Southampton, in which he promised to compose a "graver labour".Accordingly, The Rape of Lucrece has a serious tone throughout.

"The story of the rape of Lucretia is one of the most familiar of all stories from the ancient world. It tells of events which supposedly occurred more than two and a half thousand years ago, leading to the expulsion of the last of the Roman kings and the establishment of the Roman by: The event (traditionally dated bce) marks the foundation of the Roman Republic.

The story is first found in the work of the earliest Roman historian, Fabius Pictor (late 3rd century bce). Its classic form is Livy’s version (late 1st century bce). Lucretia’s story is also recounted in Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece.

Livy: The Rape of Lucretia, from the History of Rome It took the Roman historian Livy (d. 17 AD) forty years to write his book History of Rome. In this excerpt, he repeats a legend which was extremely important to Romans during the Republic.

In The History, Livy narrates the rape of a Roman matron, Lucretia, the wife of Collatinus, by Sextus Tarquinius, son of the king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (Tarquin the Proud), the seventh and last king of Rome (reigned /–/ B.C.). This notorious incident led to the downfall of the Tarquin royal family and the establishment of a new republic under Lucius Brutus.

The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics, Melissa M. Matthes / Pennsylvania State University Press / ISBN: Didelis knygų pasirinkimas ir visada gera kaina. Nemokamas pristatymas į mūsų atsiėmimo punktą arba perkant nuo 26 €. The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics: Readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau Matthes, Melissa Published by Penn State University Press.

The Rape of Lucrece is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia. In his previous narrative poem, Venus and Adonis (), Shakespeare had included a dedicatory letter to his patron, the Earl of Southampton, in which he promised to write a "graver work".

The Rape of Lucrece was substituted as a title at a later date. Sources. The History of Rome, by Livy (full name, Titus Livius), was one of Shakespeare's most important sources for The Rape of Lucrece.

Livy (59 BC-AD 17) wrote about early Rome—from its legendary founding in BC to the age of Caesar Augustus, down to about 9 BC. The rape of Lucretia in BC which triggered the fall of the last of the Roman kings and paved way for the foundation of the Roman Republic.

Music by: http Skip navigation. The Rape of Lucretia and the Birth of a Republic Now, you might recall the tale of Tarquin the Proud, the last Roman King; in that post, we recounted his rather unpleasant deeds, in addition to his encounter with the Cumaean Sybil, which resulted in his acquisition of the highly prized Sibylline Prophecies.

The Rape of Lucrece () is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia. Lucrece draws on the story described in both Ovid's Fasti and Livy's history of Rome. The rape of Lucretia and the founding of republics: readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau. Summary: A study of the way in which republican theorists in different eras - Livy, Machiavelli and Rousseau - retell the story of the rape of Lucretia to support their conceptions of republicanism.

at which point she brandishes a hidden dagger and stabs herself to death (as depicted in the banner art of this blog). Appalled, inspired, and outraged, Lucretia’s menfolk revolt against the ruling family and help found the Roman Republic.

Lucretia’s story is fascinating from an honor perspective. The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics: Readings in Livy Melissa Matthes Vista previa limitada Vista previa limitada.

The Rape of Lucretia and the Founding of Republics: Readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau. State Park: State University of Pennsylvania Press, State Park: State University of. The Rape of Lucrece – Edinburgh festival review the collapse of the royal family and the establishment of the Roman republic.

It is the founding voice. The rape of the virtuous Lucretia by Sextus Tarquinius, the son of Tarquinius Superbus' (an Etruscan king) was the final straw for the Roman people and pushed them to want to change from a monarchy to a republic. From the accounts of the rape of Lucretia from ancient historians like Livy, Cicero and Dionysius, it is clear that Lucretias rape.

The Rape of Lucretia was first performed in and has become the most intractable of Benjamin Britten's operas. As the work of a committed pacifist, its demands for spiritual awareness in the.

The rape of Lucretia and the founding of republics: readings in Livy, Machiavelli, and Rousseau by Melissa M Matthes () The rapes of Lucretia: a myth and its transformations by Ian Donaldson (Book).

an inspiration to dramatists and poets, especially the romantic poets of the early nineteenth century such as Keats, who is said to have known the book almost by heart. And so, here is Lempriere’s account of the rape of Lucretia and the founding of the Roman republic of which it was productive (to imitate the idiom of Lempriere).

One of the most prominent uses of the Rape of Lucretia for art is in Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece narrative poem. This poem, “helped establish Shakespeare’s seriousness as a poet” (Maus,pg). While following the original story of the Rape of Lucretia as written by Livy, Shakespeare’s poem does not focus on the acts.

Start studying Early History of Rome, Livy, Book 1. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. His rape of Lucretia led to the establishment of the Roman Republic. Northerners, the popular periodical Godey’s Lady’s Book published a lengthy article describing the rape of Lucretia, a politically motivated sexual assault that led to the founding of the Roman Republic more than a millennium before.

Godey’s explained that Lucretia’s story conveyed an important moral, one that transcended time and place. Lucretia Committing Suicide 18th Century Sculpture. The “Rape of Lucretia” is a legendary tale that was the impetus for the overthrow of the Etruscan monarchy and the formation of the Roman Republic.

The story represented the belief that a woman’s place was in the home and they should be dedicated to traditional values. Lucretia would. The Roman Republic was the period in ancient Roman history that superseded the Roman Kingdom and preceded the Roman Empire.

Traditionally, the founding of the Roman Republic is dated to BC, when the last king of Rome, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, was end of the Roman Republic, on the other hand, is conventionally dated to 27 BC when Octavian Caesar’s Author: Dhwty.

The rape of the exemplary woman Lucretia by the king's son led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of the Republic. In the 50s BCE, the Epicurean poet Lucretius condemned rape as a primitive behavior outside the bounds of an advanced civilization, [11] describing it as "a man's use of violent force and imposition of sexual.

The Rape Of Lucretia And The Founding Of Republics. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press. Website. At once historical and metaphorical in its subject, Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia delivers a lot in a compact eight singers of Oberlin Opera Theater and fifteen instrumentalists of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble delivered an outstanding performance of the British composer’s chamber opera last Wednesday evening in Hall Auditorium — one that.

It would be too pat to call Benjamin Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” an opera for the #MeToo movement. Composed init tells a story of sexual abuse as old as Western civilization.Start studying CLA Lecture Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search.

Roman mythology tends to focus on the founding of Rome and the establishment of the Republic and the heroes of that time • The rape of Lucretia creates a crisis of political boundaries, with Lucretia herself.This is another etiological story about the founding of the Roman republic, and both Lucretia and Virginia had heavy symbolic meaning for the city of Florence, which was just liberating itself Author: Lloyd Schwartz.