The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus by E. J. KenneyThe Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus by E. J. Kenney

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of…

EditorE. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen

Paperback | August 31, 1983

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The sixty years between 43 BC, when Cicero was assassinated, and AD 17, when Ovid died in exile and disgrace, saw an unexampled explosion of literary creativity in Rome. Fresh ground was broken in almost every existing genre, and a new kind of specifically Roman poetry, the personal love-elegy, was born, flourished, and succumbed to its own success. Latin literature now became, in the familiar modern sense of the word, classical: a balanced fusion of what was best and most stimulating in earlier Greek and Roman writing, charged with new and original life by the individual genius of, most particularly, Virgil, Horace and Ovid. Augustan literature, conventionally viewed as the expression in writing of the age itself - political and social stability reflected in artistic equilibrium - turns out on a close and critical reading to have been subject to the same stresses and strains as the society in and for which it was produced. In appraising the monumental literary achievements of the age the underlying tensions and contradictions are not ignored. The critical discussions in this volume do full justice to the complexity and subtlety of the literature itself.
Bernard Knox was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on November 24, 1914. After studying classics at St. John's College, Cambridge, he fought with the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, he married Betty Baur and began teaching Latin at a private school in Greenwich, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the Uni...
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Title:The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:August 31, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521273730

ISBN - 13:9780521273732

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Table of Contents

1. Uncertainties E. J. Kenney; 2. Theocritus and Virgil W. V. Clausen; 3. The Georgics L. P. Wilkinson; 4. The Aeneid R. Deryck Williams; 5. Horace Niall Rudd; 6. Love elegy Georg Luck; 7. Ovid E. J. Kenney; 8. Livy R. M. Ogilvie; 9. Minor figures J. C. Bramble; Appendix of authors and works compiled by Martin Drury; Metrical appendix Martin Drury; Abbreviations; Index.