The Works of Ausonius: with Introduction and Commentary by AusoniusThe Works of Ausonius: with Introduction and Commentary by Ausonius

The Works of Ausonius: with Introduction and Commentary

EditorAusonius, R. P. H. Green

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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Ausonius of Bordeaux, poet, professor, and statesman, whose long life almost spanned the fourth century AD, lived at a time of great cultural and political change, and was for many years, as an imperial courtier, closely involved in the administration of the Roman Empire. A prolific andoriginal writer, Ausonius covers an astonishing stylistic range in his many and varied poems, from an elaborate description of the river Moselle to after-dinner diversions, from scurrilous epigrams to the stately verses in which he proclaims his Christian beliefs or his eminence as consul. Thisrevised text of Ausonius' complete works, with over a hundred new emendations, is followed by a detailed commentary. Four introductory chapters consider the nature of Ausonius' poetry, his life and career, his influence, and the manuscripts of his works.
R. P. H. Green is at University of St Andrews.
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Title:The Works of Ausonius: with Introduction and CommentaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:836 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.89 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198144636

ISBN - 13:9780198144632

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`he has thoroughly weighed all his choices and decisions and produced a text which honours the author ... A new edition always provokes the question as to whether it improves on its predecessors. Having worked through the whole of the text, I dare to answer in the affirmative. This commentaryis a storehouse of learning and professional skill.'J. den Boeft, Vrije Universiteit, Mnemosyne, Vol. XLIX, Fasc.4, 1996