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Generic enrichment in Vergil and Horace [electronic resource] / S.J. Harrison.

Author/Creator:
Harrison, Stephen J.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (273 p.)
Subjects:
Virgil -- Criticism and interpretation.
Horace -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literary form.
Latin poetry -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 literarysubject. He explores this issue closely through detailed analysis of passages of the two poets' works between these dat
Contents:
Introduction : generic groundwork
Beyond pastoral? : generic pressures in Vergil's Eclogues
Ambition to rise : Horace, Satires I
On not being Archilochus : Horace's Epodes
Intra-epic debate : Vergil's Georgics
Lyric flexibility : literary form in Horace's Odes
Epic inclusivity : Vergil's Aeneid.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-254) and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-969184-3
1-281-14529-7
9786611145293
0-19-152529-4
1-4356-1880-7
OCLC:
190852865
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