Traditions And Contexts In The Poetry Of Horace by Tony WoodmanTraditions And Contexts In The Poetry Of Horace by Tony Woodman

Traditions And Contexts In The Poetry Of Horace

EditorTony Woodman, Denis Feeney

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This collection of freshly commissioned essays covers the entire range of the works of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet. The essays introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry, as well as a number of different contexts--political, philosophical, historical. The collection sheds light not only on Horace but on Augustan poetry in general.
Denis Feeney is Giger Professor of Classics at Princeton University. His most recent book is Literature and Religion at Rome (1998).
Title:Traditions And Contexts In The Poetry Of HoraceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052103034X

ISBN - 13:9780521030342


Table of Contents

List of contributors; Prologue; Acknowledgements; 1. Horace's birthday and deathday Arnold Bradshaw; 2. Amicvs certvs in re incerta cernitvr: epode I Ian M. Le M. Du Quesnay; 3. Dreaming about Quirinus: Horace's Satires and the development of Augustan poetry James E. G. Zetzel; 4. Biformis vates: the Odes, Catullus and Greek lyric Tony Woodman; 5. The Odes: just where do you draw the line? Alan Griffiths; 6. A wine-jar for Messalla: Carmina 3.21 R. G. M. Nisbet; 7. Feminine endings, lyric seductions Ellen Oliensis; 8. The uniqueness of the Carmen Saecvlare and its tradition Alessandro Barchiesi; 9. Solvs sapiens liber est: recommissioning lyric in Epistles I Kirk Freudenburg; 10. Poetry, philosophy, politics and play: Epistles I John Moles; 11. Horace, Cicero and Augustus, or the poet statesman at Epistles 2.1.256 Michèle Lowrie; 12. Vna cvm scriptore meo: poetry, Principate and the traditions of literary history in the Epistle to Augustus Denis Feeney; 13. Epilogue; Notes; Abbreviations and bibliography; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"Woodman and Feeney have succeeded admirably...Scholars and advanced students will find in this collection of essays a stimulating reminder that poetry, like all language, is situated both in the world of definite time and place and in the universe of poetry and other literature." - Lee T. Pearcy, The Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA