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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


Horace's Odes

Richard Tarrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s body of lyric poetry, the Odes, is one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature and a foundational text for the Western poetic tradition. These 103 exquisitely crafted poems speak in ... More


Horace’s Life

Richard Tarrant

in Horace’s Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a brief summary of what can be known of Horace’s life, based on information provided by Horace himself in his poetry and by an ancient biography that preserves material from the ... 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


Problems of Patronage: Horace, Epistles 1.7.46–98 and Swift's Imitation: [Previously unpublished]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


Phillis Wheatley and the Political Work of Ekphrasis

Mary Louise Kete

in The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Wheatley redefines herself and her prospects by choosing to open her collection of poems with the rhetorical device of ekphrasis applied to her own situation. This act of agency asserts her equality ... 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


Conclusion

Peter J. Heslin

in Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil: Rivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199541577
eISBN:
9780191747113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541577.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After Virgil’s death, Propertius looked back on the Aeneid as a great achievement, just as, after Virgil’s shift away from pastoral, Propertius looked back on the Eclogues with respect and fondness ... 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


Garden Paintings in Rome and the Bay of Naples: Bringing the Natural World Indoors

Joshua J. Thomas

in Art, Science, and the Natural World in the Ancient Mediterranean, 300 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844897
eISBN:
9780191937255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844897.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the garden paintings produced in Latium and Campania during the Late Republic and Early Empire, including the famous examples from the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta and the ... More


Maecenas and the Augustan Poets: The Background of a Cultural Ambition

Philippe Le Doze

in The Alternative Augustan Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190901400
eISBN:
9780190901431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901400.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Attending to the historical and cultural background behind the desire to promote Latin literature allows us to interpret the partnership between Maecenas and the so-called Augustan poets without ... More


Odes 1–3: The Collection

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Horace’s first published collection of lyric poetry, a corpus of eighty-eight poems divided into three books, which appeared in 23 BCE or shortly thereafter. An argument is ... More


Friendship and Advice

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses a selection of the odes in which Horace offers some kind of advice, instruction, or exhortation, which form a distinct subset of Odes 1–3. The poems analyzed are Odes 1.24 (to ... More


After the Odes 1: The Book of Epistles

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the collection of twenty verse letters that Horace published roughly three years after the appearance of Odes 1–3. Because they profess to be exercises in moral philosophy, ... 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


Horace

Julia Dyson Hejduk

in The God of Rome: Jupiter in Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190607739
eISBN:
9780190607753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607739.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The analysis of Jupiter in Horace shows the importance of genre in assessing the poet’s “philosophy” or “theology.” Our possession of Horace’s works in their entirety lets us see the different faces ... More


Propertius

Julia Dyson Hejduk

in The God of Rome: Jupiter in Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190607739
eISBN:
9780190607753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607739.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Augustus in Propertius stands for Roman military power, Jupiter’s additional association with sex makes him a far more complex figure. The erotic rivalry between Jupiter and Propertius ... More


Horace’s Epicurean Moral Credentials in Satires 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


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