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The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic Latin Literature v. 2 - E. J. Kenney

The The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic: The Cambridge History of Classical Literature: Volume 2, Latin Literature, Part 2, The Late Republic Latin Literature v. 2

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

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Published: 12th September 1983
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This volume covers a relatively short span of time, rather less than the first three-quarters of the first century BC; but it was an age of profoundly important developments, with enduring consequences for the subsequent history of Latin literature. Original and innovative in widely differing ways as was the work of Lucretius, Sallust and Caesar in particular, the scene is dominated, historically, by two figures: Cicero and Catullus. Cicero was a politician and a man of affairs as well as a man of latters, whose vast literary output reflects a range of intellectual interests unparalleled among surviving Roman writers; creator of a prose style the Quintilian regarded as synonymous with eloquence itself; and better known to us, from his letters, as a human being, than any other figure from classical antiquity. Catullus was a poet, single-mindedly devoted to fostering the tradition of learned Alexandrian poetry at Rome; the author of one slender volume of verse that has attracted more critical attention in proportion to its size than any other ancient poetry-book; and the lover of Lesbia. In these chapters it is shown how these, and other, Roman writers of genius continued the process of transforming their traditional Greek models into new and vigorous Latin forms, with lasting effects for oratory, historiography, and the higher genres of poetry.

Predecessorsp. 1
The new direction in poetryp. 4
The New Poets and their antecedentsp. 4
The Marriage of Peleus and Thetisp. 13
Catulli Veronensis liberp. 19
Lesbia, Sirmio, Calvusp. 24
Lucretiusp. 33
Backgroundp. 33
Poet and philosopherp. 39
The poemp. 43
Cicero and the relationship of oratory to literaturep. 56
Cicero's attitude to culturep. 56
Oratorical theory and practice as Cicero found itp. 59
Oratorical theory and practice in Cicero and his contemporariesp. 62
Versep. 71
Lettersp. 73
Speechesp. 76
Dialogues and treatisesp. 82
Literary influence in antiquityp. 92
Sallustp. 94
Caesarp. 107
Prose and mimep. 112
Varrop. 112
Cornelius Neposp. 116
The literary minep. 119
Appendix of authors and worksp. 121
Metrical Appendixp. 138
Abbreviationsp. 142
Works cited in the textp. 146
Indexp. 150
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ISBN: 9780521273749
ISBN-10: 0521273749
Series: Cambridge History of Classical Literature : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 12th September 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.99  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.2