Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome

Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome

by Paul Hammond
     
 

This book examines the ways in which Dryden uses Latin in his poetry and his critical writing, first through quotation and allusion, and second through formal translation. In following the varied traces of Rome in the texture of Dryden's writing, and by emphasizing his continual engagement with mutability and metamorphosis, this book argues the case for Dryden as a

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This book examines the ways in which Dryden uses Latin in his poetry and his critical writing, first through quotation and allusion, and second through formal translation. In following the varied traces of Rome in the texture of Dryden's writing, and by emphasizing his continual engagement with mutability and metamorphosis, this book argues the case for Dryden as a thoughtful, humanistic poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184119
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part I: Quotation
1. Latin and the English Writer
2. Rome and the English Nation [Heroique Stanza's, Astraea Redux, Annus Mirabilis, Absolom and Achitophel, Britannia Rediviva, The Hind and the Panther, Penates]
Part II: Translation
3. Mutability and Metamorphosis [translation: Aeneid, Lucretius, Horace, Juvenal, Georgics, Ovid]
4. The Epic of Exile [Virgil's Aeneid and Dryden's Aeneis]
Theoxeny
Bibliography
Index

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