Author and Audience in Latin Literature

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The relationship between an 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 ...
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Overview

The relationship between an 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).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521035781
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Prologue
1 The Orator and the Reader: Manipulation and response in Cicero's Fifth Verrine 1
2 Stratagems of Vanity: Cicero, Ad familiares 5.12 and Pliny's letters 18
3 'Shall I Compare Thee...?' Catullus 68B and the limits of analogy 33
4 Atoms and Elephants: Lucretius 2.522-40 45
5 In Memoriam Galli: Propertius 1.21 52
6 The Power of Implication: Horace's invitation to Maecenas (Odes 1.20) 84
7 The Voice of Virgil: The pageant of Rome in Aeneid 6 110
8 From Orpheus to Ass's Ears: Ovid, Metamorphoses 10.1-11.193 124
9 Poet and Audience in Senecan Tragedy: Phaedra 358-430 138
10 Persius' First Satire: A re-examination 150
11 Nero's Alien Capital: Tacitus as paradoxographer (Annals 15.36-7) 173
12 Amor Clericalis 189
13 Epilogue 204
Notes 216
Abbreviations and bibliography 260
Indexes 274
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