Horace: Odes and Epodes

Author: Michèle Lowrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207690

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 472

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A collection of recent articles representing some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian appear in English for the first time, while the Introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the interpretation of Horatian lyric today.

Horace Odes: A Selection

Author: John Godwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350000841

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Horace's Odes, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for Odes 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the poems in their Roman literary context. Horace was the finest lyric poet in Latin and these four of the six 'Roman Odes', written in the early years of the rule of the first Roman emperor Augustus, show his poetic power at full stretch. They discuss issues of political and moral concern for the regime and its citizens with the clarity of a deeply personal and unique voice, making clever use of mythology and literary allusion and coining some of the most resonant phrases in the Latin language. Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021

Horace's Epodes

Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Author: Philippa Bather,Claire Stocks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191063347

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7473

Horace's Epodes rank among the most under-valued texts of the early Roman principate. Abrasive in style and riddled with apparent inconsistencies, the Epodes have divided critics from the outset, infuriating and delighting them in equal measure. This collection of essays on the Epodes by new and established scholars seeks to overturn this work's ill-famed reputation and to reassert its place as a valid and valued member of Horace's literary corpus. Building upon a recent surge in scholarly interest in the Epodes, the volume goes one step further by looking beyond the collection itself to highlight the importance of intertext, context, and reception. Covering a wide range of topics including the iambic tradition and aspects of gender, it begins with a consideration of the influences of Greek iambic upon the Epodes and ends with a discussion on their reception during the seventeenth century and beyond. By focusing on the connections that can be drawn between the Epodes and other (ancient) works, as well as between the Epodes themselves, the volume will appeal to new and seasoned readers of the poems. In doing so it demonstrates that this smallest, and seemingly most insignificant, of Horace's works is worthy of a place alongside the much-lauded Satires and Odes.


Author: Jane D. Chaplin,Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199286337

Category: History

Page: 523

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The essays in this volume have been selected and arranged to provide students with an introduction to the historiographial study of the Roman historian Livy. All classics in their own right, the eighteen articles included here work together to present a picture of this creative and acutely observant historian writing during the Augustan principate. The editors have provided an introductory guide to previous Livian scholarship, which contextualizes each essay; each is also followed by an addendum providing further context and selected suggestions for further reading.

Oxford Readings in Ovid

Author: Peter E. Knox

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199281157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 541

View: 1192

No other ancient poet has had such a hold on the imagination of readers as Ovid. Through the centuries, artists, writers, and poets have found in his work inspiration for new creative endeavors. This anthology of twenty of the most influential papers published in the last thirty years represents the broad range of critical and scholarly approaches to Ovid's work. The entire range of his poetry, from the Amores to the Epistles from the Black Sea, is discussed by some of the leading scholars of Latin poetry, employing, critical methods ranging from philology to contemporary literary theory. In an introductory essay, Peter Knox surveys Ovidian scholarship over this period and locates the assembled papers within recent critical trends. Taken together, the articles in this collection offer the interested reader, whether experienced scholar or novice, an entree into the current critical discourse on Ovid, who is at once one of the most accessible authors of classical antiquity and one of the least understood. "

Horace: Satires

Author: Horace,Emily Gowers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521452201

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 573

Helps readers to translate and interpret Horace's first book of Satires in the light of recent scholarship.

Syllecta Classica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical literature

Page: N.A

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The Work of Poetry

Author: John Hollander

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231108974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 4755

One of the twentieth century's most distinguished poets and critics presents a collection of new and seminal essays treating such topics as the poetry of John Ashbery, the relationship between poetry and the individual, and the definition of a poet. UP.

Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Author: Michèle Lowrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199545677

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 8005

An exploration of the relationship between poetry, song, and authority in Augustan Rome. Michele Lowrie argues that the medium of writing, as opposed to song, could offer an escape from current social and political demands by shifting the focus toward the readership of posterity.

Hellenistic Philosophy

Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics

Author: A. A. Long

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520058088

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 5417

The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.c. to the end of the Roman Republic (31 B.c.). These three centuries, known to us as the Hellenistic Age, witnessed a vast expansion of Greek civilization eastwards, following Alexander's conquests; and later, Greek civilization penetrated deeply into the western Mediterranean world assisted by the political conquerors of Greece, the Romans. But philosophy throughout this time remained a predominantly Greek activity. The most influential thinkers in the Hellenistic world were Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics. This book gives a concise critical analysis of their ideas and their methods of thought. The last book in English to cover this ground was written sixty years ago. In the interval the subject has moved on, quite rapidly since the last war, but most of the best work is highly specialized. There is a clear need for a general appraisal of Hellenistic philosophy which can provide those who are not specialists with an up-to-date account of the subject. Hellenistic philosophy is often regarded as a dull product of second-rate thinkers who are unable to stand comparison with Plato and Aristotle. This book will help to remove such misconceptions and arouse wider interest in a field which is fascinating both historically and conceptually.

Homage to Horace

A Bimillenary Celebration

Author: S. J. Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198149545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 421

This book combines one of the most famous names in Latin literature, the Roman poet Horace, with the creme de la creme of contemporary international classical scholarship. The seventeen brand new pieces have been brought together to celebrate the bimillenary of the poet's death, and range from detailed treatments of particular poems to general issues about Horace's literary techniques, themes, biography, and reception in later times. An introduction sets the book in the context of contemporary scholarship on the poet.

Oxford Readings in Tacitus

Author: Rhiannon Ash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199285098

Category: History

Page: 475

View: 5062

This collection is designed to reflect the main trends in scholarship on the Roman historian of the early empire, Tacitus, particularly as they have developed over the last century. Covering the whole of Tacitus' works, it begins with a comprehensive introduction which sets the selected scholarship and Roman author in context.

Classical Constructions

Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Author: S. J. Heyworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019921803X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 1524

A collection of ground-breaking and scholarly papers on Latin literature by a number of distinguished classicists, produced in memory of Don Fowler, who died in 1999 at the age of 46. The essays are concerned with the reception of the classical world, extending into the realms of modern philosophy, art history, and cultural studies.

Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Author: S. J. Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 6360

S. J. Harrison sets out to sketch one answer to a key question in Latin literary history: why did the period c.39-19 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts, above all in the work of the famous poets Vergil and Horace? Harrison argues that one central aspect of this literary flourishing was the way in which different poetic genres or kinds (pastoral, epic, tragedy, etc.) interacted with each other and that that interaction itself was a prominent literary subject. He explores this issue closely through detailed analysis of passages of the two poets' works between these dates. Harrison opens with an outline of generic theory ancient and modern as a basis for his argument, suggesting how different poetic genres and their partial presence in each other can be detected in the Latin poetry of the first century BC.

Time and the Erotic in Horace's Odes

Author: Ronnie Ancona

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 186

View: 3098

"Drawing on contemporary theory, including recent work in feminist criticism, Ancona provides close readings of fourteen odes, which are presented in English translation as well as in Latin. Through a discussion of the poet's use of various temporal devices - the temporal adverb, seasonal imagery, and the lover or beloved's own temporality - she shows how Horace makes time dominate the erotic context and, further, how the version of love that appears in his poems is characterized by the lover's desire to control the beloved. The romantic ideal of a timeless love, apparently rejected by the poet, emerges here instead as an underlying element of the poet's portrayal of the erotic. In a critique of the predominant modes of recent Horatian scholarship on the love odes, Ancona offers an alternative view that takes into account the male gender of the lover and its effect on the structure of desire in the poems. By doing so, she advances a broader project in recent classical studies that aims to include discussion of features of classical literature, such as sexuality and gender, which have previously escaped critical attention.".

Horace: Odes Book II

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012910

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 8370

The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

The Poetry of Translation

From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Author: Matthew Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199605718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

View: 9586

A very wide-ranging book which launches a new theory of poetry translation and pursues it through readings of poem-translations from across the history of English literature. It engages with the key debates in translation studies, and offers new interpretations of major works such as Pope's Iliad, Pound's Cathay, and Dryden's Aeneis.

Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad

Author: Douglas L. Cairns

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198721833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 503

View: 1893

This anthology of 16 seminal studies of Homer's Iliad offers essential insights into the poem's artistry and cultural background. An authoritative introduction sets the papers in context and explores significant connections between them.