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Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

S. J. Harrison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book responds to an important question of literary history: why did the period 40-13 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts? The co-existence of great poets such as ... More


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


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Christopher J. Smith and John Serrati

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Sicily occupies a crucial position in the Mediterranean world. It is at the heart of many cross-currents of trade, people, and ideology that flowed unceasingly through the ancient period. The island ... More


Classic Simplicity

Fred Parker

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The historical self-consciousness of modernity that emerged in the 18th century gave rise to an association of the classic with a valuable simplicity whose mediation or transmission had become ... More


Contesting Time and Space: Fasti 6. 637–48

Carole E. Newlands

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads in the anecdote of Vedius Pollio’s house (F. 6. 637-48) four overlapping themes: an appropriate conclusion to a day that begins in pre-Roman Italy, moves to the regal period, and ... More


Introduction

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/9780199297832.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This Introduction starts by discussing the topic of translation and mentions a recent surge in academic interest in the subject, especially in the areas covered in this book: the versions of the ... More


The Fasti as a Source for Women's Participation in Roman Cult

Elaine Fantham

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the Fasti as a source for women’s participation in Roman cult. Collective supplications, private prayers and offerings, rites associated with chastity and fertility, the ritual ... More


Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Michele Lowrie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines how the Romans conceived of their poetic media. Song has links to the divine through prophecy, while writing offers a more quotidian, but also a more realistic way of presenting ... More


Business and Public Life

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter takes into account the more modest achievers of the entrepreneurial elite, although it must be recognized that many budding overseas traders never even made it into the lower ranks of ... More


Parnell, Pope, and Pastoral

Christine Gerrard

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

Roger Lonsdale’s two Oxford anthologies have taught us to expect the unexpected from 18th-century poetry. Amid the women poets, farm labourers, Dissenters, and other previously marginalized writers ... More


Introduction

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter begins with an account, necessarily autobiographical, of this book's genesis. The book is motivated by the conviction that our current understanding of what is termed ... More


Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Hunter H. Gardner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucretius, Vergil, and Ovid developed important conventions of the Western plague narrative as a response to the breakdown of the Roman res publica in the mid-first century CE and the reconstitution ... More


Mid-Century Perspectives

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses some of the stages of the evolution of the 1770s neologism into the timeless language of Augustan elitism. In this chapter, several critical literatures, writings, and essays ... More


Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar 1680-1730

David Lemmings

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221555
eISBN:
9780191678431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221555.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book analyses English barristers and the Inns of Court in the period 1680–1730. The four Inns of Court have constituted the principal institutional home of common lawyers since medieval times, ... More


Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

M. J. Clarke, B. G. F. Currie, and R. O. A. M. Lyne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of chapters, written by former pupils of his, celebrates the career of Jasper Griffin, one of the foremost modern scholars of classical epic. The book surveys the epic tradition from ... More


A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Frances Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was a woman with a ‘passion for government:’ a compulsion to wield power not only in her own family but in public affairs as well. She was the favourite of Queen Anne, ... More


Language and Style

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When a word or construction used by Gellius attracts our notice, it may be either pre- or post-classical, the latter including false archaisms; although in certain matters he returns to pre-Augustan ... More


Introduction

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter discusses the author's interest on Aaron Hill, which began when he was a graduate student in mid-1980s, working on the relationship between patriotism and poetry in the Walpole era. Hill ... More


Collecting and Connoisseurship

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Collecting and connoisseurship in the second half of the seventeenth century has often suffered a bad press, sandwiched as it is between the art collecting passions of the Caroline court and the ... More


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