Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles

Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles

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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…  See more details below

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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 and Milton) who penned a large quantity of neo-Latin verse in addition to their better-known vernacular works.

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ISBN-13:
9781472503022
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/14/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
18 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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