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Voices on the Page

Kathleen McCarthy

in I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of first-person Latin poems. It begins by studying a poem by Gaius Valerius Catullus, which yokes together the world of the characters and the world of ... More


Poetry as Conversation

Kathleen McCarthy

in I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the conversational model of positioning the agency of the poet in relation to the speech and events depicted in the storyworld. This model quite strongly segregates the poet's ... More


I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Kathleen McCarthy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

First-person poetry is a familiar genre in Latin literature. Propertius, Catullus, and Horace deployed the first-person speaker in a variety of ways that either bolster or undermine the link between ... More


Poetry That Says “Ego”

Kathleen McCarthy

in I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter highlights how, in various ways, the speaking voice within the text can be separated from or aligned with the historical poet who crafts the text. It analyzes a subset of each author's ... More


Poetry as Performance

Kathleen McCarthy

in I, the Poet: First-Person Form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739552
eISBN:
9781501739569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739552.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the performative model of positioning the agency of the poet in relation to the speech and events depicted in the storyworld. This model hews more closely to the norms ... More


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