Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace

Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace

by Tony Woodman
     
 

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This collection of freshly commissioned essays covers the entire range of the works of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet. The essays introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry, as well as a number of different contexts--political, philosophical, historical. The collection sheds light not only on Horace but on

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This collection of freshly commissioned essays covers the entire range of the works of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet. The essays introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry, as well as a number of different contexts--political, philosophical, historical. The collection sheds light not only on Horace but on Augustan poetry in general.

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"If a library can buy only one new book on Horace, this should be that book. Highly recommended." Choice

"Woodman and Feeney have succeeded admirably...Scholars and advanced students will find in this collection of essays a stimulating reminder that poetry, like all language, is situated both in the world of definite time and place and in the universe of poetry and other literature." - Lee T. Pearcy, The Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642460
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/29/2002
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Tony Woodman is Professor of Latin at the University of Durham and the author or editor of numerous books on Latin literature.

Denis Feeney is Giger Professor of Classics at Princeton University. His most recent book is Literature and Religion at Rome (1998).

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