Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry by Niall RuddLines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry by Niall Rudd

Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry

byNiall Rudd

Paperback | January 20, 2005

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In these studies of Latin poetry Niall Rudd demonstrates a variety of critical methods and approaches. He shows how it can be fruitful at different times to consider the historical background of a poem, its language or structure, its place in a literary tradition, the role of critical paradigms, and so on. But if no single approach has special and invariable authority this does not imply critical anarchy. Each has its own validity for different purposes, its own strengths and limitations. The reader must be versatile and sensitive to a range of possibilities, but not doctrinaire.
Title:Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:January 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521611865

ISBN - 13:9780521611862

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. History: Ovid and the Augustan myth; 2. Idea: Dido's culpa; 3. Imitation: association of ideas in Persius; 4. Tone: poets and patrons in Juvenal's seventh satire; 5. Architecture: theories about Virgil's Eclogues; 6. Theory: sincerity and mask; 7. Translation; Index.