Shaggy Crowns: Ennius Annales and Virgils Aeneid

Hardcover | January 12, 2014

byNora Goldschmidt

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Shaggy Crowns is the first book-length study in almost a hundred years of the relationship between Rome's two great epic poems. Quintus Ennius was once the monumental epic poet of Republican Rome, "the father of Roman poetry". However, around one hundred and fifty years after his epic Annalesfirst appeared, it was replaced decisively by Virgil's Aeneid, and now survives only in fragments. Looking at the intersections between intertextuality and the appropriations of cultural memory, Goldschmidt considers the relationship between Rome's two great canonical epics. She focuses on how - in the use of archaism, the presentation of landscape, embedded memories of the Punic Wars, andfragments of exempla - Virgil's poem appropriates and re-writes the myths and memories which Ennius had enshrined in Roman epic. Goldschmidt argues that Virgil was not just a slicker "new poet", but constructed himself as an older "archaic poet" of the deepest memories of the Roman past, ultimatelycompeting for the "shaggy crown" of Ennius.

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Shaggy Crowns is the first book-length study in almost a hundred years of the relationship between Rome's two great epic poems. Quintus Ennius was once the monumental epic poet of Republican Rome, "the father of Roman poetry". However, around one hundred and fifty years after his epic Annalesfirst appeared, it was replaced decisively ...

Nora Goldschmidt is a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Durham University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:January 12, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199681295

ISBN - 13:9780199681297

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AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Reading Ennius in the First Century BC2. 'Archaic' Poets3. Sites of Rome4. Punica5. Epic ExamplesPostscriptAppendixBibliographyIndx