The Fragmentary Latin Poets

The Fragmentary Latin Poets

by Edward Courtney
     
 

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To understand fully the development of Latin poetry, one has to consider not only the prominent figures whose works survive entire but also the writers known to us only in fragments from quotations. The fragments of the non-dramatic poets have been collected by Baehrens, Morel, and Büchner, but only a few have ever received a commentary.
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To understand fully the development of Latin poetry, one has to consider not only the prominent figures whose works survive entire but also the writers known to us only in fragments from quotations. The fragments of the non-dramatic poets have been collected by Baehrens, Morel, and Büchner, but only a few have ever received a commentary.
This book revises the texts, taking advantage of much earlier work now largely forgotten, and provides the necessary interpretative and illustrative material. Some writers not usually included in this corpus are here covered, such as the minor works of Ennius.

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"A work on a heroic scale...It is the product of a lifetime's intensive study of Latin poetry, and proper appreciation will only come in the course of a lifetime's use."—Greece and Rome

"This is a valuable piece of scholarship for which Professor Courtney deserves the thanks of Latinists."—Journal of Hellenic Studies

"Courtney's commentary is typical of his energy and efficiency, and it is hard to think of any other scholar alive today who could have tackled with such erudition and such independence of judgement the whole range from the minor works of Ennius to Tiberianus and Symmachus. Few pages go by without an incisive observation or a provocative comment; ... Courtney has done an outstanding service."—M. D. Reeve, The Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199265794
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Edward Courtney was formerly Gildersleeve Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia

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