The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse

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This entertaining and readable study looks at Anthony Alsop (d. 1726), the author of elegant and brilliantly witty Latin odes in the manner of Horace. The full text of Alsop's Latin and English works is printed in the second part of the volume--Dr. Money has provided an English translation of all the Latin.
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Editorial Reviews

Colin Burrow
David Money's learned book seeks to rescue one exponent of [a] cliqueish art-form from the dust-heap.
London Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780197261842
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Language: Latin
  • Series: Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 3
2 From the Rebellion to the Revolution 22
3 The Greatest Lyric Poet 54
4 Scholarship or Polite Literature 76
5 Revenge and Laughter 106
6 Newtonian Jacobites 135
7 Scandal, Exile and Retirement 168
8 After Alsop 204
9 A Multitude of Muses 229
10 Purity and Emptiness 250
The Poems of Anthony Alsop (Text, Translation, and Commentary) 267
Bk. 1 Miscellaneous Odes 270
Bk. 2 Epistolary Odes 287
Bk. 3 Additional Odes and Hexameter Poems 324
Bk. 4 English Poems and Doubtful Latin Poems 348
Bibliography 371
Index 385
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