This article analyzes the influence of the classical tradition and the reception of ancient Greek and Roman texts in Chile at the beginning of the 19th century. We propose, as a case study, Juan Egaña’s El chileno consolado en los presidios o filosofía de la religión, providing both a description of the context of the fight for national independence (1814- 1817), which frames this phenomenon, and a study about the place that Greek and Roman texts have in the lettered Spanish-American circuit by the late 18th and the early 19th century. Egaña’s text demonstrates the influence of Plato and Cicero in a passage that reports a dream, like that of Scipio or that of Er’s myth, reflecting a process of reception of ancient style and ideas, which brings meaning and value to the discourse of the Chilean author.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tradition of a republican dream in Juan Egaña’s thought: El Chileno consolado en los presidios (1826)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Anales de Literatura Chilena|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2019|