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Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Yasmin Haskell

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first dedicated study of the classical-style, Latin didactic poetry produced by the Society of Jesus in the early modern period. The Jesuits were the most prolific composers of such ... More


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


Teaching and Poetry

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the Astronomica as a work of poetry. It first concerns itself with the poem's genre, tackling the question of whether a ‘didactic’ poem is actually supposed to teach anything. ... More


The Aesthetic Turn: Latin Poetry and Aesthetic Criticism

Charles Martindale

in Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240401
eISBN:
9780191714337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240401.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks what an aesthetic criticism of Latin poetry in the 21st century may look like. There is a strong body of aesthetic criticism in English, which, while from a Kantian perspective ... More


Marvellous Works: The Poetry of Wonder in Baroque Naples

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how the French Jesuits influenced the didactic poetic practice of their Italian counterparts. It discusses Niccolò ‘Parthenius’ Giannettasio, an Italian Jesuit who, in spite of ... More


Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Gerard O'Daly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Prudentius is arguably the greatest Latin poet of late antiquity. This book provides the Latin text, a new English verse translation, and critical reviews on each of his twelve lyric poems, the ... More


Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Jane Stevenson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book addresses women's relationship to culture between the 1st century BC and the 18th century by identifying women who wrote poetry in Latin. It also considers women's prose writing in Latin ... More


The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Gian Biagio Conte

S. J. Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume presents a collection of pieces from a celebrated world-class scholar and interpreter of Latin poetry, focusing on the interpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. It forms the sequel to two widely ... More


Choosing Ovids (1)

Maggie Kilgour

in Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199589432
eISBN:
9780191738500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589432.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter shows that Milton became familiar with Ovid at an early age through practices of translation and imitation. Noting close parallels with and specific verbal echoes of Ovid's writing, ... More


Cristoforo Landino

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The importance of Cristoforo Landino (1424–98) in the literary history of the Quattrocento has recently been reassessed, notably by Cardini and Field. Both in general terms and particularly in his ... More


Conclusion

Aaron Pelttari

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes. This book examines how the figure of the reader lends a sense of coherence and meaning to the Latin poetry from late antiquity. It shows that in the ... More


John Leland and ‘the bowels of Antiquity’ 1

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how the antiquarian Leland responded to the pressures placed upon English identities by Henry VIII's split with Rome, when the centres of learning (the monasteries) were being ... More


Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Anthony Corbeill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), ... More


Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book describes the Latin astrological poet Marcus Manilius. Manilius, about whose life nothing is known, composed his didactic poem Astronomica in the second decade of the 1st century AD. The ... More


Amores 1.1–5

David West

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

‘There's a certain ... if anyone here will wish to know ... madam. Her name is Mrs Thirsty’. Comic scripts need a comic to perform them. Read silently they are dead. For this opening to Amores 1.8 ... More


Pope’s Spider and Cicero’s Writing

G. O. Hutchinson

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a line from Pope’s An Essay on Man. It specifically reuses the spider that ‘Feels at each thread, and lives along the line’ as an image to introduce a way of looking at the ... More


Prefaces and the Reader’s Approach to the Text

Aaron Pelttari

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Gérard Genette's idea of the paratext to interrogate the development of prefaces to Latin poetry. It shows that the prefaces of Claudian and Prudentius are distinct from earlier ... More


Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume collects essays written by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. These essays, like Woodman's own work, cover ... More


The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Niall Rudd

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This collection aims to bring out the continuity between major poets in Latin and English, presenting to a wider audience papers previously published only in academic periodicals along with a number ... More


Proems in the Middle

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/9780199287017.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses proems, a notable term to the grammar of classical literary scholarship. It traces the development of the poetic proem from plot-summary to programme, and stresses how ... More


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