Words and the Poet: Characteristic Techniques of Style in Vergil's Aeneid

Words and the Poet: Characteristic Techniques of Style in Vergil's Aeneid

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by R. O. A. M. Lyne
     
 

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Throughout his vast literary output, to a surprising extent, Vergil avoided artifacts of poetic diction like archaism and grecism, preferring instead ordinary language that grew from the common stock of the Latin tongue such as colloquialisms and prosaisms. This remarkably coherent and readable study identifies and categorizes such diction in Vergil's writings

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Throughout his vast literary output, to a surprising extent, Vergil avoided artifacts of poetic diction like archaism and grecism, preferring instead ordinary language that grew from the common stock of the Latin tongue such as colloquialisms and prosaisms. This remarkably coherent and readable study identifies and categorizes such diction in Vergil's writings showing further how such comparatively unpromising material was converted by the poet's methods of "combination" (unctura) into poetry. In a critical analysis, Lyne draws parallels between Horace's procedures in combining works to "make them new," and Vergil's bold combinations which veritably extort unexpected and novel sense.

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"Stimulating....This is a significant contribution to our understanding of Vergil's style which should be welcomed by both specialists and amateurs."—Classical World

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ISBN-13:
9780198152613
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1190L (what's this?)

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