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The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus Latin Literature v.2 - E. J. Kenney

The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 3, The Age of Augustus Latin Literature v.2

By: E. J. Kenney (Editor), W. V. Clausen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th September 1983
ISBN: 9780521273732
Number Of Pages: 248

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The sixty years between 43 BC, when Cicero was assassinated, and AD 17, when Ovid died in exile and disgrace, saw an unexampled explosion of literary creativity in Rome. Fresh ground was broken in almost every existing genre, and a new kind of specifically Roman poetry, the personal love-elegy, was born, flourished, and succumbed to its own success. Latin literature now became, in the familiar modern sense of the word, classical: a balanced fusion of what was best and most stimulating in earlier Greek and Roman writing, charged with new and original life by the individual genius of, most particularly, Virgil, Horace and Ovid. Augustan literature, conventionally viewed as the expression in writing of the age itself - political and social stability reflected in artistic equilibrium - turns out on a close and critical reading to have been subject to the same stresses and strains as the society in and for which it was produced. In appraising the monumental literary achievements of the age the underlying tensions and contradictions are not ignored. The critical discussions in this volume do full justice to the complexity and subtlety of the literature itself.

Uncertaintiesp. 1
Theocritus and Virgilp. 5
Virgil and Theocritusp. 7
The book of Ecloguesp. 13
Three Ecloguesp. 17
The Georgicsp. 24
Political backgroundp. 24
Literary antecedentsp. 25
Intention and nature of the poemp. 26
Structurep. 27
Other poetic featuresp. 35
Transition to the Aeneidp. 36
The Aeneidp. 37
The Aeneid and its Augustan backgroundp. 37
The Aeneid and its literary backgroundp. 43
The composition and structure of the Aeneidp. 48
The chief charactersp. 50
Destiny and religion in the Aeneidp. 61
Style and metrep. 66
Conclusionp. 72
Horacep. 74
A critique of the traditional stereotypep. 74
A critique of the academic dichotomyp. 89
Love elegyp. 109
General introductionp. 109
Characteristics of the Augustan love elegyp. 111
Cornelius Gallusp. 114
Albius Tibullus and the Corpus Tibullianump. 115
Sextus Propertiusp. 117
Publius Ovidius Nasop. 120
Other elegistsp. 122
Ovidp. 124
'Fame is the spur'p. 124
The Heroidesp. 126
The Fastip. 132
The Metamorphosesp. 134
The poems of exilep. 145
Achievement and characteristicsp. 159
Livyp. 162
Minor figuresp. 171
Poetryp. 171
Prosep. 195
Appendix of authors and worksp. 199
Metrical appendixp. 221
Abbreviationsp. 225
Works cited in the textp. 229
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780521273732
ISBN-10: 0521273730
Series: Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 12th September 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 14.99  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36