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Fragments of Roman Poetry C.60 BC-Ad 20

Fragments of Roman Poetry C.60 BC-Ad 20

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I. LIST OF POETS; II. NUMBERING OF ITEMS; III. INTRODUCTION; IV. TEXT, TRANSLATION, AND COMMENTARY; V. APPENDIX: NAMED POETS OF WHOM NO VERBATIM QUOTATIONS SURVIVE
This book aims to fill in the literary history of the greatest period of Latin poetry, about 60 BC to AD 20. Catullus (by a slender thread) has survived, but later contemporaries valued his friend Calvus just as highly; comparison of the two reveals an extraordinarily close relationship. Horace mentions Varius Rufus in the same breath as Virgil. Adrian Hollis prints fragments of up to thirty poets, with an individual introduction and a translation for each. Almost every genre of ancient poetry is represented, from heroic epic to scurrilous lampoon. Hollis's commentary, fuller and richer than any yet published, contains many new ideas. In some cases (such as Varius Rufus) the fragments illumine the history of this period, which saw the collapse of the Roman Republic and establishment of the Augustan Empire. Taken together, these fragmentary texts enable us better to appreciate surviving great poets such as Catullus and Virgil.

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Autor: Adrian S. Hollis
ISBN-13: 9780198146988
ISBN: 0198146981
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 450
Gewicht: 835 g
Format: 234x166x31 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Editiert von: Adrian S. Hollis
Adrian Hollis is Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Keble College, Oxford.

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Autor: Adrian S. Hollis
ISBN-13:: 9780198146988
ISBN: 0198146981
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.2007
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 835g
Seiten: 450
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 234x166x31 mm