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Horace's Carmen saeculare [electronic resource] : ritual magic and the poet's art / Michael C.J. Putnam.

Author/Creator:
Putnam, Michael C. J.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (1 online resource (viii, 182 p.))
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Subjects:
Political poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Rome.
Ritual in literature.
Magic in literature.
Rome -- In literature.
Horace. Carmen saeculare.
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Art patronage.
Horace -- Political and social views.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 B.C.E. for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric of Horace we can be certain was first presented orally. Michael C. J. Putnam offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn, shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual. A rich and compelling work, this poem is a masterpiece, Putnam shows, and it represents a crucial link in the development of Rome's outstanding lyric poet.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Preface
1 Introduction
2 Horatian Background
3 The Carmen Saeculare
4 Horatian Hymn and the Carmen Saeculare
5 Horace and the Hellenic Heritage
6 The Carmen Saeculare and Latin Poetry
7 The Carmen Saeculare and Carmina
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-177) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-73062-9
9786611730628
0-300-13045-7
OCLC:
1013954091
Publisher Number:
9780300083330