Horace Odes Book II

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107012912
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: History

The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

Horace Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521312922
Release Date: 1989-12-07
Genre: History

This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.

Carmen Saeculare

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521582797
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: History

The first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century, suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Horace Satires

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521452205
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: History

Helps readers to translate and interpret Horace's first book of Satires in the light of recent scholarship.

Valerius Flaccus Argonautica Book III

Author: Valerius Flaccus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107037328
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: History

First commentary in English on a book of this Flavian epic tailored to the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.

A Commentary on Horace Odes

Author: Robin George Murdoch Nisbet
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199263141
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book is a successor to the commentaries by Nisbet and Hubbard on Odes I and II, but it takes critical note of the abundant recent writing on Horace. It starts from the precise interpretation of the Latin; attention is paid to the nuances implied by the word-order; parallel passages are quoted, not to depreciate the poet's originality but to elucidate his meaning and to show how he adapted his predecessors; sometimes major English poets are cited to exemplify his influence onthe tradition.In expounding the so-called Roman Odes the editors reject not only uncritical acceptance of Augustan ideology but also more recent attempts to find subversion in a court-poet. They show how Greek moralizing, particularly by the Epicureans, is applied to contemporary social situations. Poems on country festivals are treated sympathetically in the belief that the tolerant and inclusive religion of the Romans can easily be misunderstood. The poet's wit is emphasized in his addresses both toeminent Romans and to women with Greek names; the latter poems are taken as reflecting his general experience rather than particular occasions. Though Horace's ironic self-presentation must not be understood too literally, the editors reject the modern tendency to treat the author as unknowable.Although the text of the Odes is not printed separately, the headings to the notes provide a continuous text. The editors put forward a number of conjectures, most of them necessarily tentative, and in the few cases where they disagree, both opinions are summarized.

Horace on Poetry

Author: C. O. Brink
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521077842
Release Date: 1971-02-02
Genre: History

This 1971 text is the second of a three-volume commentary on Horace's literary epistles. The core of the book is a critical text of the Ars Poetica with a commentary on the poem. The complete three-volume commentary constitutes one of the fullest on Horace's critical writing.

Horace Odes

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108500920
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: History

Horace's Odes remain among the most widely read works of classical literature. This volume constitutes the first substantial commentary for a generation on this book, and presents Horace's poems for a new cohort of modern students and scholars. The introduction focusses on the particular features of this poetic book and its place in Horace's poetic career and in the literary environment of its particular time in the 20s BCE. The text and commentary both look back to the long and distinguished tradition of Horatian scholarship and incorporate the many advances of recent research and thinking about Latin literature. The volume proposes some new solutions to established problems of text and interpretation, and in general improves modern understanding of a widely read ancient text which has a firm place in college and university courses as well as in classical research.

Pliny the Younger Epistles

Author: Pliny the Younger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107006898
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

Divvs Clavdivs

Author: Suetonius
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521596769
Release Date: 2001-03-15
Genre: History

The first-century emperor Claudius did not leave the fledgling Roman Empire as he had found it: his contribution was to turn its developing institutions into an imperial tradition. But the ancient sources represent him as an odd personality - active but manipulated by his inferiors, at once distracted and awkward and cruel. Suetonius' biography is a rich offering of both solid fact and the prejudicial anecdotes that his contemporaries and the generation that followed thought worth repeating, raw material for exploring the man and his reign. This commentary provides context for the text's abundant information, but form is not neglected, and attention is given to Suetonius' intelligent and conscious marshalling of his material, and guidance offered to students reading the biographer's often densely compressed style. This is the first English commentary on the Claudius Life to deal with both historical and stylistic issues.

Herodotus Histories

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107511842
Release Date: 2013-12-12
Genre: History

One of the most important works of history in Western literature, by the freshest and liveliest of all classical Greek prose authors, Herodotus's Histories is also a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Covering a central and widely studied period of Greek history, Book V not only describes the revolt of the east Greeks against their Persian masters, which led to the great Persian Wars of 490–479 BC, but also provides fascinating material about the mainland Greek states in the sixth century BC. This is an up-to-date edition of and commentary on the Greek text of the book, providing extensive help with the Greek, basic historical information and clear maps, as well as lucid and insightful historical and literary interpretation of the text. The volume is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars.

Satires II

Author: Horace
ISBN: 0856685321
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: History

The poems of Horace's second book of Satires, for the most part written in the newly-adopted dialogue form, display great literary and intellectual sophistication, artistic skill and charm. The intention of this edition is to supply sufficient background information to enable the text to be read with understanding. The emphasis is on the social context, the history of satire in Rome, and the ethical-philosophical content. Text and translation with commentary and notes.


Author: E.I. McQueen
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 185399586X
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Sixth Book of Herodotus covers the history of Greece in the first decade of the fifth century BC, including such momentous events as the Ionian revolt and the Marathon Campaign. This commentary, aimed at undergraduates and sixth-formers, is intended to introduce them to the work of one of the most significant and entertaining writers of his day, whose influence on the development of prose literature in general and historiography in particular was of paramount importance. This edition is intended to replace that of E.S. Shuckburgh, first published in 1889 at a time when the student's knowledge of Greek grammar and syntax was very much greater than is the case today. In addition several generations of scholars have broadened immeasurably our understanding of Greek history since Shuckburgh's day. Accordingly this commentary explains points of grammar and syntax while at the same time covering the historical interpretation. The book reproduces Schuckburgh's Greek text, but comes with a new introduction and up-to-date bibliography.

Intratextuality and Latin Literature

Author: Stephen Harrison
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110611021
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in classical studies in the ways meaning is generated through the medium of intertextuality, namely how different texts of the same or different authors communicate and interact with each other. Attention (although on a lesser scale) has also been paid to the manner in which meaning is produced through interaction between various parts of the same text or body of texts within the overall production of a single author, namely intratextuality. Taking off from the seminal volume on Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations, edited by A. Sharrock / H. Morales (Oxford 2000), which largely sets the theoretical framework for such internal associations within classical texts, this collective volume brings together twenty-seven contributions, written by an international team of experts, exploring the evolution of intratextuality from Late Republic to Late Antiquity across a wide range of authors, genres and historical periods. Of particular interest are also the combined instances of intra- and intertextual poetics as well as the way in which intratextuality in Latin literature draws on reading practices and critical methods already theorized and operative in Greek antiquity.