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The Neoteric Poets 1 (1978)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper presents the classic treatment of this loose grouping of poets in the middle of the first century BC, exploring their interrelationship and common poetic themes and forms (especially the ... More


Intra‐Epic Debate: Vergil's Georgics

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Clearly transitional between the Eclogues and the Aeneid, this poem shows generic strain in its second half, especially in the proem to Book 3 with its anticipation of martial epic, and in the ... 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


Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Eric Langley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The subjects of this book are the subjects whose subjects are themselves. Narcissus so himself himself forsook, And died to kiss his shadow in the brook. In accusing the introspective Adonis of ... More


Ariadne in Catullus 64

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the depiction of Ariadne in Catullus 64. Catullus' sixty-fourth poem is an extraordinary work, which takes the form of the Hellenistic epyllion, already a subtly sophisticated ... More


A song from the universal chorus: The Perseus and Andromeda epyllion

James Uden

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Perseus and Andromeda episode in Manilius’ Astronomica (5.538-613) is an anomalous epyllion, downplaying the amatory themes prominent in the epyllion form and in other retellings of the myth. ... More


The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

T. P. Wiseman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book proposes the following hypothesis: that non-technical literature in the Roman world, both poetry and prose, was composed in the first instance for oral delivery to a large public audience, ... More


The Task of Translation in Catullus 64

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/9780226280080.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Catullus’s poem 64 (a miniature epic or epyllion), though original by modern standards, is shot through with forms of translation that were common at Rome, in particular what ... More


Becoming Ariadne: Marveling at Peleus’s Coverlet with the Inconsistent Narrator of Catullus 64

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/9780199735877.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 focuses on Catullus’s poem 64, his “epyllion” (“miniature epic”) on the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, with its great central ecphrasis of a tapestry depicting the myth of Ariadne and ... More


Playing with Things: Reification in Marlowe’s Hero and Leander

Rachel Eisendrath

in Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Marlowe’s 1593 Hero and Leander is often treated as “fetishistic” because of the way it combines an erotic story with a unique obsession with objects, an obsession most evident in the three ... More


Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314285
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines topics from the Renaissance to the present in the context of apt exploration of the translation process, invoking both restricted and extended senses of translation. The book ... More


Rethinking the Classics: 59–42 BC

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucretius wanted to reach a wider public than just his patron Memmius; Philodemus and the authors he cited took it for granted that both prose and poetry were meant to be heard by a general audience. ... More


The Invention of (Thracian) Homosexuality: The Ovidian Orpheus in the English Renaissance

Jennifer Ingleheart

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the reception in the Renaissance of the episode of Orpheus found in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and argues that the Ovidian Orpheus, who rejects women and teaches the love of boys to ... More


Scylla’s lament in the Ciris and the Latin literary tradition

Antony Augoustakis

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/9780198864417.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter, Scylla’s lament in the Ciris and its complex intertextual links with other poems of the Augustan and imperial periods are considered. The hypothesis is advanced that, if this poem is ... More


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