Latin Poets and Roman Life

Latin Poets and Roman Life

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by Jasper Griffin
     
 

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In Latin Poets and Roman Life Jasper Griffin studies the inter-relation of literature and life in the Augustan poets. The works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid are characterized by a brilliant polish and a dazzling repertoire of devices for stylizing events and emotion; yet they remain convincing as a direct response to experience. Theories which deny

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In Latin Poets and Roman Life Jasper Griffin studies the inter-relation of literature and life in the Augustan poets. The works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid are characterized by a brilliant polish and a dazzling repertoire of devices for stylizing events and emotion; yet they remain convincing as a direct response to experience. Theories which deny that directness are criticized in this book as mistaken. The life of pleasure, in its kaleidoscopic variety - eating, drinking, bathing, love - is a central subject, but so is death. The book also discusses the uses of mythology, the influence of poetry on experience, and the interpretation of central passages in the poems of Virgil. All Latin quoted is translated into English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853994302
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
BCPaperbacks Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jasper Griffin is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Balliol College, Oxford.

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