The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic by E. J. KenneyThe Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic by E. J. Kenney

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic

EditorE. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen

Paperback | August 31, 1983

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This volume covers a relatively short span of time, rather less than the first three-quarters of the first century BC; but it was an age of profoundly important developments, with enduring consequences for the subsequent history of Latin literature. Original and innovative in widely differing ways as was the work of Lucretius, Sallust and Caesar in particular, the scene is dominated, historically, by two figures: Cicero and Catullus. Cicero was a politician and a man of affairs as well as a man of latters, whose vast literary output reflects a range of intellectual interests unparalleled among surviving Roman writers; creator of a prose style the Quintilian regarded as synonymous with eloquence itself; and better known to us, from his letters, as a human being, than any other figure from classical antiquity. Catullus was a poet, single-mindedly devoted to fostering the tradition of learned Alexandrian poetry at Rome; the author of one slender volume of verse that has attracted more critical attention in proportion to its size than any other ancient poetry-book; and the lover of Lesbia. In these chapters it is shown how these, and other, Roman writers of genius continued the process of transforming their traditional Greek models into new and vigorous Latin forms, with lasting effects for oratory, historiography, and the higher genres of poetry.
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 2, The Late RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.35 inPublished:August 31, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521273749

ISBN - 13:9780521273749

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Table of Contents

1. Predecessors E. J. Kennedy; 2. The new direction in poetry W. V. Clasen; 3. Lucretius Alexander Dalzell; 4. Cicero and the relationship of oratory to literature L. P. Wilkinson; 5. Sallust F. R. D. Goodyear; 6. Caesar R. M. Ogilvie; 7. Prose and mine Nicholas Horsfall; Appendix Martin Drury; Metrical appendix Martin Drury; Abbreviations; Index.