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The Gallo-Roman Muse : Aspects of Roman Literary Tradition in Sixteenth-Century France - Dorothy Gabe Coleman

The Gallo-Roman Muse

Aspects of Roman Literary Tradition in Sixteenth-Century France

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Published: 29th March 2012
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It is well known in a general way that sixteenth-century French literature looked for its models towards Greece and Rome, but the topic is usually left there. This book begins with a reassessment of the original meaning and use of the work of Roman rhetoricians. It also identifies certain specific values or canons implicit in the actual texture of Latin poetry, and shows how these transformed French rhetorical theory and inaugurated the line of French poetry from Sceve to Valery. Mrs Coleman examines, both in general and in the work of Sceve, Ronsard, Du Bellay and Montaigne, in particular, the way in which Roman values were recreated in the new language and the new literary forms. Scholars interested in the survival or prolongation of the classical tradition will be interested, and so, of course, will specialists in French and Renaissance literary studies.

Introduction
Roman writers and the sixteenth century: a re-evaluation
Roman aesthetic values
The establishment of the grand style in poetry
Scve, Ronsard and Du Bellay: allusiveness
Montaigne and Rome
An essay in re-creation
Roman values in Montaigne
Conclusion
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521158480
ISBN-10: 0521158486
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.27