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Neo-Latin Literature—Italy: Fascism (1922–1943)

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‘Much of what was the immortal spirit of Rome is reborn in fascism: the lictor is Roman, our organisation of combat is Roman, our pride and our courage are Roman: Civis Romanus sum.’The Italian text can be found in Opera omnia di Benito Mussolini, ed. by Eduardo & Duilio Susmel, vol. 18 (Florence: La Fenice, 1956), 161 (originally in Il popolo d’Italia 95, 21 April 1922, p. ix). Just months before his seizure of power, Benito Mussolini thus stressed the connection between Italian fascism and anc...

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