Imagery of Colour & Shining in Catullus, Propertius, & Horace (Lang Classical Studies Series)

Imagery of Colour & Shining in Catullus, Propertius, & Horace (Lang Classical Studies Series)

by Jacqueline Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820456721

ISBN-13: 9780820456720

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

In recent years there has been growing interest in the concepts of pictorial vividness («enargeia») and pictorial description («ekphrasis») in the works of ancient writers. Colour imagery can play a significant part in such pictorial effects. This book explores the visual and stylistic contributions that words for colour and shining make to

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Overview

In recent years there has been growing interest in the concepts of pictorial vividness («enargeia») and pictorial description («ekphrasis») in the works of ancient writers. Colour imagery can play a significant part in such pictorial effects. This book explores the visual and stylistic contributions that words for colour and shining make to the poetry of Catullus, Propertius, and Horace. First, the instances of colour usage by the three poets are analyzed and compared with the colour imagery of other ancient poets and artists. «Colour readings» of selected poems follow, illustrating how colours are employed by these poets to heighten the visual impact of their poems and influence the reader’s emotional responses. This book fills a gap in the scholarship on colour in ancient poetry and provides fresh perspectives on the work of three important poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820456720
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Lang Classical Studies Series, #13
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.04(d)

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