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Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Llewelyn Morgan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The wealth of metrical forms adopted by classical poetry is one of its characteristic features. Yet metre features only sporadically in contemporary criticism of ancient poetry. This book makes the ... More


The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, ... More


Reading Catullus

John Godwin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Of all the Roman poets, Catullus is the most accessible for the modern reader. His poems range from the sublimely beautiful to the scatologically disgusting, from the world of heroic epic poetry to ... More


Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did Roman poets create character? This book frames this question through the cultural and intellectual horizons of Roman authors and audiences. By applying the philosophical, rhetorical, and ... More


Suetonius’ Famous Courtesans

Tristan Power

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconstructs the work attested by the sixth-century writer John Lydus as Suetonius’ Famous Courtesans, a title which has long been used as evidence for the biographer’s prurient ... More


The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put ... More


Planetary Motion

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter picks up the Roman historical thread of Ch.2. So far, we will have been led to see Aratus as an icon of order. In this chapter, three elements of disorder in Aratus come to the fore. ... More


Caesar and Augustus in Virgil

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/9780198767060.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a detailed discussion of the place of Julius Caesar in Virgil’s work and of the role that the memory of the former Dictator played in the Augustan period. Its main contention is ... 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


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