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The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More


The Secret Lives of Abraham Cowley

Paul Davis

in Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the construction of the translator as a disseminator of secrets, with reference to the poet who, over the course of the Interregnum and the Restoration, came to emblematise ... More


Dryden and the Bounds of Liberty

Paul Davis

in Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter reads the theory and practice of the greatest of the Augustan poetic translators — John Dryden — as a sustained inquiry into the pre-eminent cultural concern with which translation was ... More


Scots Pastoral

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter moves from the socio-economic context to situate Burns's poetry in relation to literary genre. Taking its point of departure from Annabel Patterson's Pastoral and Ideology, it suggests ... More


Elements of Mock Epic

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the relation of mock epic to earlier genres. It discusses Italian romance epic, especially Ariosto's Orlando furioso, showing how it represents sexual relations with more ... More


The Art of Poetry: Vida to Pope

Robin Sowerby

in The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The centrality of Virgil as classical standard and example is demonstrated by systematic analysis of the De Arte Poetica of the Renaissance neo-Latinist Marcus Hieronymus Vida who mediates the Roman ... More


The Augustan Ideal: Rhyme and Refinement

Robin Sowerby

in The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the refinement of English poetry which Dr. Johnson attributes to Dryden, and which Dryden achieved by emulating ideals best represented in Virgil, is the result of a long ... More


John Gay’s Art of Walking the Streets

Henry Power

in Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at John Gay’s mock-didactic poem Trivia, or The Art of Walking the Streets of London, a work in which Gay reflects on his position within the commercialized world of letters. It ... More


Amelia: ‘Talk not to me of Dinners’

Henry Power

in Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Amelia is at once the most obviously epic of Fielding’s novels (it is the only one with a specific classical model: Virgil’s Aeneid) and the most strikingly domestic, in which Fielding puts ... More


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