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Latin Epics of the New Testament: Juvencus, Sedulius, Arator

Roger P. H. Green

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284573
eISBN:
9780191713804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284573.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The topic of the book is three Christian epic poets of Late Antiquity who, though somewhat neglected in modern times, are notable in many ways, especially in their aim of harnessing the tradition of ... More


Introduction by Stephen Harrison

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the new collection of papers on Virgil and characterises Gian Biagio Conte's scholarly output as a whole and its development over the years. In much of the collection, Conte ... More


The Test Case of Epic Poetry in Late Antiquity

Karla Pollmann

in The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198726487
eISBN:
9780191793295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726487.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines how epic, considered the grandest of all classical literary genres, was transformed in late antiquity in order to make its cultural potential serve (not only) Christian ends. ... More


The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Neil Coffee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin epics such as Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. This ... More


Argive Augury and Portents in the Thebaid

Anne Tuttle

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the thematic significance of omens and portents in Statius’ Thebaid. It also provides an overview of and considers its intertextual relationship with other Latin epics with ... More


Competing Visions: Prophecy, Spectacle, and Theatricality in Flavian Epic

Helen Lovatt

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that theatricality plays an important part in exploring the authority and authenticity of prophecy in Latin epic. Confrontations between prophets and rulers allow an exploration ... More


A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Sarah Annes Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious ... More


Pity, Mercy, and Desire: Supplication and Erotic Psychology in Petrarch’s Africa and Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta

Leah Whittington

in Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754442
eISBN:
9780191816017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754442.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the intersection between epic and erotic supplication in the poetry of Francis Petrarch. It begins with Dante’s effort in the Vita Nuova and Commedia to remove the discursive ... More


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