Vna aliqua gemma satis ad naturae contemplationem: o olhar original e verosímil de Agripina

Translated title of the contribution: Vna aliqua gemma satis ad naturam contemplationem: the original and verisimilar look of Agrippina

Maria José Ferreira Lopes*

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Abstract

Memórias de Agripina (1993) is a work marked by the places evoked by Nero's mother on her final night. Settings, whether natural or man-made, as symbols of enticing ideas, enthrall her. They have been transformed into landscapes of her mind and soul and are impregnated with the presence of the dead. Agrippina's point of view is defined by her version of the Tacitean account of her death: the opal and crystal inlustris sky reveals her poetic vision, conveyed through gem metaphors, which reflect the luxus of her time and which were considered by Pliny to be the epitome of nature's majesty.
Translated title of the contributionVna aliqua gemma satis ad naturam contemplationem: the original and verisimilar look of Agrippina
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)91-106
Number of pages16
JournalÁgora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Memórias de Agripina
  • Pliny the Elder
  • Memory
  • Light
  • Luxus

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