Collected Papers on Latin Literature

Hardcover | October 1, 1994

byR. G. M. NisbetEditorS. J. HarrisonForeword byMichael Winterbottom

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This book contains twenty-six articles on a wide range of topics in Latin literature by the eminent scholar and former Professor of Latin at Oxford, Robin Nisbet. Original, stimulating, and at times provocative, this collection represents some of the best in Latin scholarship in recentyears.

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This book contains twenty-six articles on a wide range of topics in Latin literature by the eminent scholar and former Professor of Latin at Oxford, Robin Nisbet. Original, stimulating, and at times provocative, this collection represents some of the best in Latin scholarship in recentyears.

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This book contains twenty-six articles, including three hitherto unpublished, on a wide range of topics in Latin literature by R. G. M. Nisbet. Some handle literary themes with a historical bearing: Gallus' elegiacs on Caesar and 'Lycoris', rediscovered in 1978; the relation of Virgil's fourth Eclogue to Isaiah; Horace as an eye-witnes...

R.G.M. Nisbet is at University of Oxford. S.J. Harrison is at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.22 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Notes on Horace Epistles IReview and Discussion of K. Muller (ed.), Petronii Arbitrii Satyricon and W. V. Clausen (ed.) A. Persi Flacci et S. Iuni Iuvenalis Saturae; Felicitas at Surrentum (Statius Silvae 11.2)Virgil's Fourth Eclogue: Easterners and WesternersNotes on the Text of CatullusElegiacs by Gallus from Qasr IbrimAeneas Imperator: Roman Generalship in an Epic ContextSidere Clarior (Horace, Carm. 3.1.42)`Great and Lesser Bear' (Ovid, Tristia 4.3)Horace's Epodes and HistorySacrilege in Egypt (Lucan IX. 150-161)Review of D. R. Shackleton Bailey (ed.) Q. Horatii Flacci OperaThe Oak and the Axe: Symbolism in Seneca, Hercules Oetaeus 1618 ff.Pyrrha among Roses: Real Life and Poetic Imagination in Augustan RomeNotes on the Text and Interpretation of JuvenalFootnotes on HoraceOn Housman's JuvenalThe Dating of Seneca's Tragedies, with special reference to ThyestesCola and Clausulae in Cicero's SpeechesThe Style of Virgil's EcloguesHow Textual Conjectures are MadeThe Orator and the Reader: Manipulation and Response in Cicero's Fifth VerrineAdolescens Puer (Virgil, Eclogues 4. 28-30)Four Conjectures on Catullus LXIVThe Survivors: Old Style Literary Men in the Triumviral PeriodTying Down Proteus; the Limitations of Ambiguity and Cross-reference in Horace's Odes

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The usefulness...of having these and other papers gathered together may profitably be assessed. Above all, the collection provides an instructively repeated demonstration of N.'s basic method of getting on terms with Latin texts. Step-by-step, close analysis of a few lines at a time.