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Leaving Rome: Alienation from and Attachment to the City in Augustan LiteratureAlexandra KennedyA dissertationsubmitted in partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree ofDoctor of PhilosophyUniversity of Washington2013Reading Committee:Alain Gowing, ChairStephen HindsCatherine ConnorsProgram Authorized to Offer Degree:Classics©Copyright 2013Alexandra KennedyUniversity of WashingtonAbstractLeaving Rome: Alienation from and Attachment to the City in Augustan LiteratureAlexandra KennedyChair of Supervisory Committee:Professor Alain GowingClassicsLeaving Rome: Alienation from and Attachment to the City in Augustan Literatureexplores how Roman authors of the Augustan period write about leaving Rome as a way ofdiscussing different levels of attachment to the city. Because the city of Rome holds aparticularly important place in the ancient Roman imagination, leaving it is always fraught forthe Romans. The Augustan period is especially apt for my study because it features greatchanges...