Poetic Interplay: Catullus and Horace

Poetic Interplay: Catullus and Horace

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by Michael C.J. Putnam
     
 

"This is a book that has long been needed and I can't think of anyone better to have written it than Michael Putnam. For any scholar working on either Horace or Catullus, this book will be essential reading. Putnam's argument about the extent of their 'poetic interplay' is not only convincing, but also quite astonishing."—Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and

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"This is a book that has long been needed and I can't think of anyone better to have written it than Michael Putnam. For any scholar working on either Horace or Catullus, this book will be essential reading. Putnam's argument about the extent of their 'poetic interplay' is not only convincing, but also quite astonishing."—Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York

"Exceptionally fluent. There is no other book-length study on this subject. Putnam makes a convincing case for the central role Catullus plays in Horace's lyric poetry."—Ortwin Knorr, Willamette University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691125374
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Series:
Martin Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. J. Putnam is MacMillan Professor of Classics and Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University. He is the author of ten books, including "The Poetry of the Aeneid", and coeditor of "The Virgilian Tradition" (forthcoming).

Table of Contents


Preface ix

Introduction 1

Chapter One: Time and Place 11

Chapter Two: Speech and Silence 48

Chapter Three: Helen 72

Chapter Four: Virgil 93

Chapter Five: Genres and a Dialogue 116

Conclusion 141

Notes 145

Bibliography 159

Index of Poems Cited 165

General Index 169

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