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北京第二外国语学院学报  2018, Vol. 40 Issue (3): 82-95    DOI: 10.12002/j.bisu.152
A Reading of the “Temple” in Juvenal’s Satires from an Archeological Perspective
Shuchun LI
Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China;Queen Mary University of London, London E14NS, UK
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关键词: 尤文纳尔罗马讽刺诗神庙历史考古学西方古典文学作品    

The western “satire” as a literary genre enjoys a long history and is said to have originated from the “Roman Satire”, which Quintilian claimed as the Roman’s own invention rather than an inheritance from the Greeks. Who is the first writer of this genre remains in question but Juvenal is regarded as the last poet without question. This article is aimed to examine a significant image, the image of temple, which frequently appears in Juvenal’s satires. This examination will be conducted in light of the knowledge of the Roman archeology, and three particular dimensions of the “temple”, the temple being ancient, high, and rich, are selected as the archeological lenses, through which we try to get an in-depth and all-round understanding of the Roman temples. Literary works are closely related to the time when and the place where they were composed. Without a historical knowledge of them, it’s difficult to obtain a genuine and down-to-earth understanding of the works, let alone further interpretations for the later readers, and this is especially true for the works passing down from the ancient times. The archeological perspective employed in this article can constitute a useful method in this respect in the literary studies.

Key words: Juvenal    Roman satire    temple    historical archeology    western antique literary works
收稿日期: 2017-05-09 出版日期: 2018-08-31
PACS:  I106.2  
基金资助: 本文为江西师范大学2016年度校级教改立项课题“西方古典学教育在我国西方现代语言专业教育中的作用、意义及可行性研究”研究成果(JXSDJG16044)
作者简介: 李树春,江西师范大学,330022;伦敦大学玛丽女王学院,E14NS,研究方向:比较文学,西方古典文学,英国文学。电子邮箱
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李树春. 历史考古视角下尤文纳尔“罗马讽刺诗”中的“神庙”[J]. 北京第二外国语学院学报, 2018, 40(3): 82-95.

Shuchun LI. A Reading of the “Temple” in Juvenal’s Satires from an Archeological Perspective. Journal of Beijing International Studies University, 2018, 40(3): 82-95.


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