Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles [NOOK Book]

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Investigation of the Latin poetry produced by British poets from the sixteenth century onwards affords an indispensible insight into a dominant strand in the intellectual, cultural and educational life of the British Isles during this period. At this time, the composition of Latin poetry was a regular feature of school curricula and a popular leisure-time activity of the educated elite. Such examination also sheds light on the poetic principles and practice of major British poets (such as Campion, Cowley, Herbert...
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Overview

Investigation of the Latin poetry produced by British poets from the sixteenth century onwards affords an indispensible insight into a dominant strand in the intellectual, cultural and educational life of the British Isles during this period. At this time, the composition of Latin poetry was a regular feature of school curricula and a popular leisure-time activity of the educated elite. Such examination also sheds light on the poetic principles and practice of major British poets (such as Campion, Cowley, Herbert and Milton) who penned a large quantity of neo-Latin verse in addition to their better-known vernacular works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472503022
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Luke Houghton is Lecturer in Classics, University of Glasgow. He is co-author of Perceptions of Horace: A Roman Poet and his Readers (2009).
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Musa Britanna - L.B.T. Houghton (University of Glasgow, UK) and Gesine Manuwald (University College London, UK)
1. John Leland and Communities of the Epigram in the Henrician Renaissance - Andrew Taylor (Churchill College Cambridge, UK)
2. Thomas Campion: A Poet between the Two Worlds of Classical and English Literature - Gesine Manuwald (University College London, UK)
3. Juvenes Ornatissimi: The Student Writing of George Herbert and John Milton - Sarah Knight (University of Leicester, UK)
4. Abraham Cowley's Davideis - Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge, UK)
5. The Role of Latin Lyric in Cowley's Plantarum Libri Sex - Victoria Moul (King's College London, UK)
6. The Latin Poetry of English Gentlemen - David Money (University of Cambridge, UK)
7. Samuel Johnson and Latin Poetry - Niall Rudd (University of Liverpool, UK)
8. Spectacles from Scotland: Camden, Johnston, and the Urbes Britanniae - Angus Vine (University of Sussex, UK)
9. George Buchanan, Chieftain o' the Poet Race - Roger P.H. Green (University of Glasgow, UK)
10. Scotland's Horace: The Secular Lyric Poetry of George Buchanan - Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford, UK)
11. Lucan in the Highlands: James Philip's Grameid and the Traditions of Ancient Epic - L.B.T. Houghton (University of Glasgow, UK)
12. Est Locus a Castro Declivi Rupe Recedens: A Sense of Place in the Epigrams of Sir John Stradling (1563-1637) - Ceri Davies (Swansea University, UK)
13. An Irish Poet in Wittenberg, 1539: Two Poems in Praise of Edmund Bonner and Thomas Cromwell - Jason Harris (University College Cork, Ireland)
14. 'No Surrender': An Anonymous Irish Epic on the Battle of the Boyne - Keith Sidwell (University of Calgary, Canada)
Index
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