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 Odes

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521671019
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: History

In the first book of odes, Horace presents himself to his Roman readers in a novel guise, as the appropriator of the Greek lyric tradition. He aspired to add a new province to the empire of the national literature. The first book is designed both to establish Horace's engagement with his Greek predecessors and to create a role for lyric poetry in contemporary Rome. The collection of thirty-eight poems is therefore a dazzling feat of poetic appropriation and innovation, a blend of the public and the private voice of the poet. Classic Greek songs are evoked so as to provide a springboard for reflections on moral and political issues, for the praises of gods and men, friends and public figures, for celebration of love and drinking. This edition will enable students and their instructors to enter and enjoy Horace's lyric world.

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.

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.

Flavian Epic Interactions

Author: Gesine Manuwald
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110314304
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: History

This volume on the three Flavian epic poets (Valerius Flaccus, Statius and Silius Italicus) for the first time critically engages with a unique set-up in Roman literary history: the survival of four epic poems from the same period (Argonautica; Thebaid, Achilleid; Punica). The interactions of these poems with each other and their contemporary context are explored by over 20 experts and emerging scholars. Topics studied include the political dimension of the epics, their use of epic themes and techniques and their intertextual relationship among each other and to predecessors. The recent upsurge of interest in Flavian epic has been focussed on the analysis of individual works. Looking at these poems together now allows the appreciation of their similarities and nuanced differences in the light of their shared position in literary and political history and gives insights into the literary culture of the period. The different approaches and backgrounds of the contributors ensure the presentation of a range of viewpoints. Together they offer new perspectives to the still increasing readership of Flavian epic poetry but also to anyone interested in the epic genre within Roman literature or other cultures more generally.

Tacitus Dialogus de Oratoribus

Author: Tacitus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521469961
Release Date: 2001-05-28
Genre: History

This is an edition of Tacitus' work on oratory, with a substantial introduction and commentary. This is the first commentary in English in over 100 years and the only one at this level. It is designed to elucidate problems of langua ge and reference in the text and to put the reader in the picture as regards late first-century AD society and literature, particularly as regards oratory, still the most important activity within the Roman élite.

Apuleius Cupid and Psyche

Author: Apuleius
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521278139
Release Date: 1990-12-06
Genre: History

The story of Cupid and Psyche is part of The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses, a Latin novel by Apuleius (second century A.D.). It is both a charming fairytale and an allegory of the search of the Soul for happiness and fulfillment. This edition, the first with a full commentary in English to appear for eighty years, comprises a Latin text with facing translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature. An introduction and a commentary provide help with interpretation and up-to-date guidance to scholarship in the field.

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.

Epistles book II and Epistle to the Pisones Ars poetica

Author: Horace
Publisher:
ISBN: 0521321786
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Epistolary poetry, Latin

This commentary fulfils 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. Attention is paid to the literary preoccupations of the individual epistles: 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 in the 'Ars Poetica'. Horace's influence on later criticism is noted, and there is a brief section on one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. In his commentary on the text Professor Rudd addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and on the subtle movement of the poet's thought.

Horace s Iambic Criticism

Author: Timothy S. Johnson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004216037
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Poetry

By examining the relationship of the iambic tradition with ritual, this book studies how Horace’s Epodes are more than partisan (consolidating Octavian’s victory by projecting hostilities onto powerless others) but a meta-partisan project (forming fractured entities into a diversified unity).

Epistles

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052127754X
Release Date: 1994-09-22
Genre: History

This accessible volume comprises an edition with introduction and commentary of the first book of Epistles of the Roman poet Horace.

Ovid Heroides XVI XXI

Author: Publius Ovidius Naso
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521466237
Release Date: 1996-03-21
Genre: History

This is an edition with commentary of six poems by the Roman poet Ovid. These are the letters, as Ovid imagined them, exchanged between three famous pairs of lovers, Paris and Helen of Troy, Hero and Leander, and Acontius and Cydippe. Interest in Ovid has never been more lively than it is today, and this book will have much to offer students at all levels. This is the first commentary in any language since 1898 on these "double" letters. It complements Peter E. Knox's selection of the single epistles in the same series.