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Author and Audience in Latin Literature - Tony Woodman

Author and Audience in Latin Literature

By: Tony Woodman (Editor), Jonathan Powell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521383073
Number Of Pages: 292

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The relationship between the author and his audience has received much critical attention from scholars in non-classical disciplines in recent years, yet the nature of much ancient literature and of its 'publication' meant that audiences in ancient times were more immediate to their authors than in the modern world. This book contains essays by distinguished scholars on the various means by which Latin authors communicated effectively with their audiences. The authors and works covered are Cicero (as both orator and letter-writer), Catullus, Lucretius, Propertius, Horace's Odes, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Senecan tragedy, Persius, Pliny's letters, Tacitus' Annals and medieval love lyric. Contributors have provided detailed analyses of particular passages in order to throw light on the many different ways in which authors catered for their audiences by fulfilling, manipulating and thwarting their expectations; and in an epilogue the editors have drawn together the issues raised by these contributions and have attempted to place them in an appropriate critical context. Author and Audience in Latin Literature is a sequel to the influential series of essay-collections edited by Tony Woodman and David West and published by Cambridge University Press: Quality and Pleasure in Latin Poetry (1974), Creative Imitation and Latin Literature (1979) and Poetry and Politics in the Age of Augustus (1984).

List of contributors
The orator and the reader: manipulation and response in Cicero-s Fifth Verrine
Stratagems of vanity: Cicero, Ad familiares 5.12 and Pliny-s letters
-Shall I compare thee ...?-: Catullus 68B and the limits of analogy
Atoms and elephants: Lucretius 2.522-40
In memoriam galli: Propertius 1.21
The power of implication: Horace-s invitation to Maecenas (Odes 1.20)
The voice of Virgil: the pageant of Rome in Aeneid 6
From Orpheus to ass-s ears: Ovid, Metamorphoses 10.1-11.193
Poet and audience in Senecan tragedy: Phaedra 358-430
Persius- first satire: a re-examination
Nero-s alien capital: Tacitus as paradoxographer (Annals 15.36-7)
Amor clericalis
Abbreviations and bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521383073
ISBN-10: 0521383072
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 4th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.52

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