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Horace Odes and Epodes

Horace  Odes and Epodes Author Michèle Lowrie
ISBN-10 9780199207695
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 472
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A collection of recent articles representing some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian appear in English for the first time, while the Introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the interpretation of Horatian lyric today.

Horace s Epodes

Horace s Epodes Author Philippa Bather
ISBN-10 9780191063343
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 304
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Horace's Epodes rank among the most under-valued texts of the early Roman principate. Abrasive in style and riddled with apparent inconsistencies, the Epodes have divided critics from the outset, infuriating and delighting them in equal measure. This collection of essays on the Epodes by new and established scholars seeks to overturn this work's ill-famed reputation and to reassert its place as a valid and valued member of Horace's literary corpus. Building upon a recent surge in scholarly interest in the Epodes, the volume goes one step further by looking beyond the collection itself to highlight the importance of intertext, context, and reception. Covering a wide range of topics including the iambic tradition and aspects of gender, it begins with a consideration of the influences of Greek iambic upon the Epodes and ends with a discussion on their reception during the seventeenth century and beyond. By focusing on the connections that can be drawn between the Epodes and other (ancient) works, as well as between the Epodes themselves, the volume will appeal to new and seasoned readers of the poems. In doing so it demonstrates that this smallest, and seemingly most insignificant, of Horace's works is worthy of a place alongside the much-lauded Satires and Odes.

A Companion to Horace

A Companion to Horace Author Gregson Davis
ISBN-10 1444319191
Release 2010-02-04
Pages 488
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A Companion to Horace features a collection of commissioned interpretive essays by leading scholars in the field of Latin literature covering the entire generic range of works produced by Horace. Features original essays by a wide range of leading literary scholars Exceeds expectations for the standard handbook by featuring essays that challenge, rather than just summarize, conventional views of Homer's work and influence Considers Horace’s debt to his Greek predecessors Treats the reception of Horace from contemporary theoretical perspectives Offers up-to-date information and illustrations on the archaeological site traditionally identified as Horace's villa in the Sabine countryside

Writing Performance and Authority in Augustan Rome

Writing  Performance  and Authority in Augustan Rome Author Michèle Lowrie
ISBN-10 9780199545674
Release 2009-10-15
Pages 426
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An exploration of the relationship between poetry, song, and authority in Augustan Rome. Michele Lowrie argues that the medium of writing, as opposed to song, could offer an escape from current social and political demands by shifting the focus toward the readership of posterity.


Variety Author William Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9780226299525
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 272
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The idea of variety may seem too diffuse, obvious, or nebulous to be worth scrutinizing, but modern usage masks the rich history of the term. This book examines the meaning, value, and practice of variety from the vantage point of Latin literature and its reception and reveals the enduring importance of the concept up to the present day. William Fitzgerald looks at the definition and use of the Latin term varietas and how it has played out in different works and with different authors. He shows that, starting with the Romans, variety has played a key role in our thinking about nature, rhetoric, creativity, pleasure, aesthetics, and empire. From the lyric to elegy and satire, the concept of variety has helped to characterize and distinguish different genres. Arguing that the ancient Roman ideas and controversies about the value of variety have had a significant afterlife up to our own time, Fitzgerald reveals how modern understandings of diversity and choice derive from what is ultimately an ancient concept.

Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry

Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry Author Phillip Mitsis
ISBN-10 9783110475876
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 458
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The political allegiances of major Roman poets have been notoriously difficult to pin down, in part because they often shift the onus of political interpretation from themselves to their readers. By the same token, it is often difficult to assess their authorial powerplays in the etymologies, puns, anagrams, telestichs, and acronyms that feature prominently in their poetry. It is the premise of this volume that the contexts of composition, performance, and reception play a critical role in constructing poetic voices as either politically favorable or dissenting, and however much the individual scholars in this volume disagree among themselves, their readings try to do justice collectively to poetry’s power to shape political realities. The book is aimed not only at scholars of Roman poetry, politics, and philosophy, but also at those working in later literary and political traditions influenced by Rome's greatest poets.

Horace Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Horace  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Author Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0199802939
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 24
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition Author Joseph Farrell
ISBN-10 1444318063
Release 2010-03-16
Pages 584
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A Companion to Vergil’s Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship. Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship


Carmina Author Horace
ISBN-10 9780521854733
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 246
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This edition provides current information and guidance on fundamental matters of language usage, poetic structure, and literary interpretation.

Brill s Companion to Callimachus

Brill s Companion to Callimachus Author Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
ISBN-10 9789004216976
Release 2011-07-27
Pages 728
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This volume is the combined effort of over thirty scholars. They analyize Callimachus, the 3rd-century Alexandrian poet, from literary and technical perspectives, reception and influence. It is designed to facilitate the work of scholars and teachers in the classroom.

Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire

Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire Author C. W. Marshall
ISBN-10 9781472588852
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 320
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Athenian comedy is firmly entrenched in the classical canon, but imperial authors debated, dissected and redirected comic texts, plots and language of Aristophanes, Menander, and their rivals in ways that reflect the non-Athenocentric, pan-Mediterranean performance culture of the imperial era. Although the reception of tragedy beyond its own contemporary era has been studied, the legacy of Athenian comedy in the Roman world is less well understood. This volume offers the first expansive treatment of the reception of Athenian comedy in the Roman Empire. These engaged and engaging studies examine the lasting impact of classical Athenian comic drama. Demonstrating a variety of methodologies and scholarly perspectives, sources discussed include papyri, mosaics, stage history, epigraphy and a broad range of literature such as dramatic works in Latin and Greek, including verse satire, essays, and epistolary fiction.

The Roman Paratext

The Roman Paratext Author Laura Jansen
ISBN-10 9781107024366
Release 2014-03-20
Pages 334
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The first synoptic study of the interplay of frame, texts and readers in classical studies.

Haptic Modernism

Haptic Modernism Author Abbie Garrington
ISBN-10 9780748682546
Release 2015-05-29
Pages 256
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This book contends that the haptic sense - combining touch, kinaesthesis and proprioception - was first fully conceptualised and explored in the modernist period, in response to radical new bodily experiences brought about by scientific, technological and

Citizens of Discord

Citizens of Discord Author Brian Breed
ISBN-10 9780190452858
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 352
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Civil wars, more than other wars, sear themselves into the memory of societies that suffer them. This is particularly true at Rome, where in a period of 150 years the Romans fought four epochal wars against themselves. The present volume brings together exciting new perspectives on the subject by an international group of distinguished contributors. The basis of the investigation is broad, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and material culture, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. Attention is devoted not only to Rome's four major conflicts from the period between the 80s BC and AD 69, but the frame extends to engage conflicts both previous and much later, as well as post-classical constructions of the theme of civil war at Rome. Divided into four sections, the first ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the basic questions of when civil war began in Rome and when it ended. "Cycles" is concerned with civil war as a recurrent phenomenon without end. "Aftermath" focuses on attempts to put civil war in the past, or, conversely, to claim the legacy of past civil wars, for better or worse. Finally, the section "Afterlife" provides views of Rome's civil wars from more distant perspectives, from those found in Augustan lyric and elegy to those in much later post-classical literary responses. As a whole, the collection sheds new light on the ways in which the Roman civil wars were perceived, experienced, and represented across a variety of media and historical periods.


Satires Author Horace
ISBN-10 1603849092
Release 1892
Pages 224
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The Satires of Horace offer a hodgepodge of genres and styles: philosophy and bawdry; fantastic tales and novelistic vignettes; portraits of the poet, his contemporaries, and his predecessors; jibes, dialogue, travelogue, rants, and recipes; and poetic effects in a variety of modes. For all their apparent lightheartedness, however, the poems both illuminate and bear the marks of a momentous event in world history, one in which Horace himself played an active role -- the death of the Roman Republic and the birth of the Principate. John Svarlien's lively blank-verse translation reflects the wide range of styles and tones deployed throughout Horace's eighteen sermones or "conversations," deftly reproducing their distinctive humor while tracking the poet's changing mannerisms and moods. David Mankin's Introduction offers a brief account of the political upheavals in which Horace participated as well as the social setting in which his Satires were produced, and points up hallmarks of the poets distinctive brand of satire. His detailed commentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at Roman society and an often between-the-lines examination of a key work of one of Rome's sharpest observers.

Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy

Aristophanes and the Cloak of Comedy Author Mario Telò
ISBN-10 9780226309699
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 251
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The Greek playwright Aristophanes (active 427–386 BCE) is often portrayed as the poet who brought stability, discipline, and sophistication to the rowdy theatrical genre of Old Comedy. In this groundbreaking book, situated within the affective turn in the humanities, Mario Telò explores a vital yet understudied question: how did this view of Aristophanes arise, and why did his popularity eventually eclipse that of his rivals? Telò boldly traces Aristophanes’s rise, ironically, to the defeat of his play Clouds at the Great Dionysia of 423 BCE. Close readings of his revised Clouds and other works, such as Wasps, uncover references to the earlier Clouds, presented by Aristophanes as his failed attempt to heal the audience, who are reflected in the plays as a kind of dysfunctional father. In this proto-canonical narrative of failure, grounded in the distinctive feelings of different comic modes, Aristophanic comedy becomes cast as a prestigious object, a soft, protective cloak meant to shield viewers from the debilitating effects of competitors’ comedies and restore a sense of paternal responsibility and authority. Associations between afflicted fathers and healing sons, between audience and poet, are shown to be at the center of the discourse that has shaped Aristophanes’s canonical dominance ever since.


Thucydides Author Jeffrey S. Rusten
ISBN-10 9780199206209
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 519
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The latest in the Oxford Readings in Classical Studies series collects previously published essays which give a rounded picture of Thucydidean scholarship, with classic studies joined by recent interpretations. Introductory essays by Connor, Dover and Hornblower evaluate the move in the latter half of the twentieth century towards a more critical approach to Thucydides as a source, and a greater focus on the literary context of Thucydides' text. The main body of the volume is organised book by book, examining the key episodes and controversies in the work including Thucydides' authorial voice, his use of speeches, his relationship to Herodotus, his portrayal of the Athenian Empire, and of Pericles, the fate of Mytiline and the nature of Athenian democracy, the Melian dialogue and the Battle of Syracuse. Three closing chapters look at the reception of Thucydides and his influence on later political and philosophical thought.