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Mapping out the poetic landscape(s) of the Roman empire: Ethnic and regional variations, socio-cultural diversity, and cross-cultural transformations

Project description

Decoding Roman poetry for lower classes

The Romans wrote a lot of poetry and history. Poetry was the most affordable form of art in ancient Rome. Still, the study of Latin poetry has traditionally, almost exclusively, focused on a small canon of texts – that were enjoyed exclusively by the financial elite in those times. The EU-funded MAPPOLA project focuses on the study of some 4 000 Latin verses that have survived from the third century BC that also represent ancient Rome’s middle and lower social strata. MAPPOLA is an unprecedented effort to democratise the understanding of Roman poetry. It aims to forge a new area of empirical and quantitative research, alongside traditional qualitative approaches, into Latin poetry and its European legacy.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 529,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 529,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00