The Legacy of Ancient Rome in the Russian Silver Age.

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For poets throughout the world Rome was the world. This is particularly true for Russian poets, owing to the anagrammatical relation of the words Rome and mir (Rome and world). The legacy of ancient Rome has always constituted an important component of the Russian cultural consciousness. The revitalization of classical scholarship in nineteenth-century Russia and new approaches to antiquity prompted many of the Russian Symbolists to seek their inspiration in ancient Rome. Vladimir Solovyov, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Valery ...

The Legacy of Ancient Rome in the Russian Silver Age 2007, Brill/Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789042022515

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