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The Poetics of Fiction: Poetic Influence on the Language of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

S. J. Harrison

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/9780197263327.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the role of poetic language in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, and how that role has been differently perceived in Apuleian scholarship. The Metamorphoses is the Apuleian work in ... More


Poeticism in Pre-Conquest Anglo-Latin Prose

Michael Lapidge

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/9780197263327.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is primarily concerned with Anglo-Latin prose: that is to say, Latin prose composed in Anglo-Saxon England between roughly 650 and 1050. It poses the question of the extent to which ... More


The Bellum Africum

J. N. Adams

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/9780197263327.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter first addresses the ‘invention’ of literary prose. It takes two lexical examples to demonstrate the traditional character of the language, partly from Caesar himself, and partly from the ... More


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