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Iambics: The Short and the Long of it

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the class of iambic metres, represented in non-dramatic Latin verse by the iambic trimeter, ‘limping’ iambic and the epodic systems used by Horace in the Epodes. After a ... More


Catullus 4 and the Demographics of Late-Republican Alexandrianism

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first part of the third chapter performs a reading of Catullus 4 (the phaselus poem) that highlights the vital role that Greek-speaking immigrants from Bithynia and elsewhere in Asia Minor, many ... More


Author and audience in Catalepton

Joseph Farrell

in Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198864417
eISBN:
9780191896569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864417.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Catalepton presents itself as a work of Vergil’s youth that reflects the time when it is set. It represents Vergil as a belated neoteric and a critic of littérateurs; and it reflects on the downfall ... More


Construing the author as a Catullan reader in the pure iambic Catalepton (6, 10, 12)

T. E. Franklinos

in Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198864417
eISBN:
9780191896569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864417.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It has long been recognized that the poems of the Catalepton betray their author’s intimate familiarity with the works of Catullus. This chapter revisits the holoiambic poems of the Catalepton (6, ... More


Catalepton 9 and Valgius Rufus

Boris Kayachev

in Constructing Authors and Readers in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198864417
eISBN:
9780191896569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864417.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores connections between Catalepton 9, an anonymous elegy from the Appendix Vergiliana, and Valgius Rufus, a poet of the late Republican and early Augustan period, of whose poetic ... More


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