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The Poet’s Choice: Vergil’s Georgics

KATHARINA VOLK

in The Poetics of Latin Didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199245505
eISBN:
9780191714986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245505.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Vergil's Georgics, a poem in four books on agriculture, considering the work specifically as a didactic poem. It has frequently been doubted that the Georgics is primarily ... More


Problems of Patronage: Horace, Epistles 1.7.46–98 and Swift's Imitation: [Previously unpublished]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Maecenas's role and reputation as an ideal patron is considered in the light of what is known of Maecenas's background and his friendship with Horace. The dual pressures of friendship and duty that ... More


Two Invitations: Tennyson To the Rev. F.D. Maurice and Horace to Maecenas (Odes 3.29): [From Hermathena 150 (1991) 5–19]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Tennyson's invitation to F. D. Maurice is read alongside Horace's to Maecenas, illustrating Tennyson's deliberate imitation of Horace in metre as well as terms and tone. Divergences are also ... More


The Challenge of Rustic Art: Ideals of Order in Vergil, Eclogues 3 and Horace, Satires 1.8

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Vergil’s Eclogues 3 and Horace’s Satires 1.8, two texts of the tumultuous triumviral period, use ecphrasis to scrutinize, assess, and play with the notion of Greek culture as ... More


Horace’s Epicurean Moral Credentials in <i>Satires</i> 1.4 and 1.6

Sergio Yona

in Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the reasons underlying Horace’s justification, as he explains in the Satires, for his role as critic of others’ vices and imperfections. This begins with the poet’s ... More


Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls, Or: What is the Gender of Horace’s Epodes?

Emily Gowers

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter on gender in the Epodes challenges us to re-evaluate an entire field of scholarship. Beginning with the observation that gender has been a persistently useful and popular lens through ... More


Nicolaus of Damascus XXVIII and XXXI

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study discusses two passages of Nicolaus of Damascus on Octavian’s early career and the circle of friends and associates that supported him at the time. A critical view of the value of ... More


Virgil’s First Patron

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The paper provides a full discussion of the place of Asinius Pollio in Virgil’s early work and of the connection between the poet and Maecenas. Virgil’s early work is set within the context of ... More


Visions of Laurel: Classical Exemplars

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses the ancient exemplars most influential on the theory and practice of Early Modern patronage, concentrating on the relationships between Horace and Maecenas, Martial and Pliny, ... More


Under the Influence: Maecenas and Bacchus in Georgics 2

Emily Gowers

in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724728
eISBN:
9780191792250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724728.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Virgil’s second Georgic, with its lists of trees and vines, offers a test case for how to organize a substantial body of information in poetic form. This paper takes ‘rational’ and ‘irrational’ in a ... More


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