Roman Constructions: Readings in Postmodern Latin

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Twelve papers, some previously unpublished, concerned with Latin literature and literary theory are collected here. Abandoning unrealistic objectivity, they all advocate a 'postmodern' approach to critical theory.
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Overview

Twelve papers, some previously unpublished, concerned with Latin literature and literary theory are collected here. Abandoning unrealistic objectivity, they all advocate a 'postmodern' approach to critical theory.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198153092
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Postmodernism, Romantic Irony, and Classical Closure 5
2 Deviant Focalization in Vergil's Aeneid 40
3 Narrate and Describe: The Problem of Ekphrasis 64
4 Even Better than the Real Thing: A Tale of Two Cities 86
5 On the Shoulders of Giants: Intertextuality and Classical Studies 115
6 Philosophy and Literature in Lucretian Intertextuality 138
7 Pyramus, Thisbe, King Kong: Ovid and the Presence of Poetry 156
8 Opening the Gates of War: Aeneid 7. 601-640 173
9 The Ruin of Time: Monuments and Survival at Rome 193
10 God the Father (Himself) in Vergil 218
11 First Thoughts on Closure: Problems and Prospects 239
12 Second Thoughts on Closure 284
Bibliography 309
Index 341
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