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Chapter 07 – The Jupiter

The Jupiter

See entry in Proper Names list.  In naming the newspaper after the king of the gods in Roman mythology, Trollope suggests both the power of the press and the press’ own elevated notion of itself.  [RR 2011]



Archdeacon Grantly refers to a famous 18th century writer of political letters who signed his work with this Classically resonant pseudonym.  “Junius” could recall Lucius Junius Brutus, oft cited as the founder of the Roman Republic.  [RR 2014]