Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic

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Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic explores the liminal status of the Augustan period, with its inherent tensions between a rhetoric based on the idea of res publica restituta and the expression of the need for a radical renewal of the Roman political system. It attempts to examine some of the ways in which the Augustan poets dealt with these and other related issues by discussing the many ways in which individual texts handle the idea of the Roman Republic.

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Overview


Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic explores the liminal status of the Augustan period, with its inherent tensions between a rhetoric based on the idea of res publica restituta and the expression of the need for a radical renewal of the Roman political system. It attempts to examine some of the ways in which the Augustan poets dealt with these and other related issues by discussing the many ways in which individual texts handle the idea of the Roman Republic.

Focusing on the works of the major Augustan poets, Vergil, Horace, Propertius, and Ovid, the contributions in this collection look at the under-studied aspect of their poetry, namely the way in which they constructed and investigated images of the Roman Republic and the Roman past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199587223
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/24/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Farrell is Professor of Classical Studies in the University of Pennsylvania.

Damien Nelis is Professor of Latin at the University of Geneva.

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
1. Introduction, Joseph Farrell and Damien P. Nelis
2. Per transitum tangit historiam: intersecting developments of Roman identity in Virgil, Maria Luisa Delvigo
3. The Philology of History. How and what Augustan Literature Remembers: Horace, Vergil and Propertius, 1.19, 1.22 and 2.13B, Jurgen Paul Schwindt
4. Camillus in Ovid's Fasti, Joseph Farrel
5. Roman gentes in Ovid's Fasti: the Fabii and the Claudii, Jacqueline Fabre-Serris
6. Trojan Palimpsests: the Archaeology of Roman History in Aeneid 2, Philip Hardie
7. Virgil's Bacchus and the Roman Republic, Fiachra Mac Góráin
8. Caesar, Lucan, and the Massilian Maratonomachia, Jean-Christophe Jolivet
9. From Paris to Rome: Vergil's Andromache between politics and poetics in Charles Baudelaire's Le Cygne, Josephine Alida Jacquier
10. Horace's Epistle 2.1, Cicero, Varro, and the Ancient Debate about the Origins and the Development of Latin Poetry, Mario Citroni
11. Constructing the Roman myth: The history of the republic in Horace's lyric poetry, Mario Labate
12. Numa in Augustan Poetry, Alain Deremetz
13. Past, present and future in Vergil's Georgics, Damien P. Nelis
14. Catullus 64 and the prophetic voice in Virgil's fourth Eclogue, Gail Trimble
15. Virgil's Caesar: Intertextuality and Ideology, Monica R. Gale
16. The Domus> of Fama and Republican Space in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Bill Gladhill
17. Afterword, Alain M. Gowing
Bibliography
Index

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