The Brutus Revival: Parricide and Tyrranicide During the Renaissance

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In a discussion of the Renaissance revival of classical culture, Piccolomini considers the period s mythologizing of Brutus, Caesar s assassin. He cites Dante as the initiator of an important literary, dramatic, political, and artistic theme and explains how the historical Brutus was changed by literature and theatre into a symbol of the just citizen rebelling against the unjust tyrant.Piccolomini discusses several Renaissance political conspiracies modeled after Brutus act and explores how those conspiracies, in turn, ...

The Brutus Revival: Parricide and Tyrranicide During the Renaissance 1991, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809316496

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