Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic by Sander M. GoldbergConstructing Literature in the Roman Republic by Sander M. Goldberg

Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic

bySander M. Goldberg

Paperback | July 21, 2011

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How the Romans came to have a literature reflecting native and foreign impulses, and how it formed a legacy for subsequent generations have become central questions in the cultural history of the Republic. This book explores the development of Roman literary sensibility from early interest in epic and drama, through invention of satire and eventual enshrining of books in public collections important to Horace and Ovid. The "early" literature is seen to be a product less of the mid-Republic, when poetic texts began to circulate, than of the late Republic, when they were systematically collected and canonized.
Title:Constructing Literature in the Roman RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:July 21, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521174198

ISBN - 13:9780521174190


Table of Contents

1. The Muse arrives; 2. Becoming literature; 3. Comedy at work; 4. Dido's furies; 5. Enter satire; 6. Roman helicon.

Editorial Reviews

?This is a fresh, original reading by a refined connoisseur of Roman literature.?