Classical Literary Careers and their Reception by Philip HardieClassical Literary Careers and their Reception by Philip Hardie

Classical Literary Careers and their Reception

EditorPhilip Hardie, Helen Moore

Hardcover | November 22, 2010

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This is a wide-ranging collection of essays on ancient Roman literary careers and their reception in later European literature, with contributions by leading experts. Starting from the three major Roman models for constructing a literary career - Virgil (the rota Vergiliana), Horace, and Ovid - the volume then looks at alternative and counter-models in antiquity: Propertius, Juvenal, Cicero and Pliny. A range of post-antique responses to the ancient patterns are then examined, from Dante to Wordsworth, and including Petrarch, Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Dryden, and Goethe. These chapters pose the question of the continuing relevance of ancient career models as ideas of authorship change over the centuries, leading to varying engagements and disengagements with classical literary careers. There are also chapters on other ways of concluding or extending a literary career: bookburning and figurative metempsychosis.
Title:Classical Literary Careers and their ReceptionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:342 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521762979

ISBN - 13:9780521762977


Table of Contents

Introduction. Literary careers: classical models and their receptions Philip Hardie and Helen Moore; 1. Some Virgilian unities Michael C. J. Putnam; 2. There and back again: Horace's poetic career Stephen Harrison; 3. The Ovidian career model: Ovid, Gallus, Apuleius, Boccaccio Alessandro Barchiesi and Philip Hardie; 4. An elegist's career: from Cynthia to Cornelia S. J. Heyworth; 5. Persona and satiric career in Juvenal Catherine Keane; 6. The indistinct literary careers of Cicero and Pliny the Younger Roy Gibson and Catherine Steel; 7. Re-inventing Virgil's wheel: the poet and his work from Dante to Petrarch Andrew Laird; 8. Did Shakespeare have a literary career? Patrick Cheney; 9. New spins on old rotas: Virgil, Ovid, Milton Maggie Kilgour; 10. Bookburning and the poetic deathbed: the legacy of Virgil Nita Krevans; 11. Literary afterlives: metempsychosis from Ennius to Jorge Luis Borges Stuart Gillespie; 12. 'Mirrored doubles': Andrew Marvell, the remaking of poetry and the poet's career Nigel Smith; 13. Dryden and the complete career Raphael Lyne; 14. Goethe's elegiac sabbatical Joseph Farrell; 15. Wordsworth's career prospects: 'peculiar language' and public epigraphs Nicola Trott; 16. Epilogue. Inventing a life: a personal view of literary careers Lawrence Lipking.