Epithalamion

Epithalamion

by Ben Jonson

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Overview

An epithalamium is a poem written specifically for the bride on the way to her marital chamber. This form continued in popularity through the history of the classical world; the Roman poet Catullus wrote a famous epithalamium, which was translated from or at least inspired by a now-lost work of Sappho.Eupheme or, the Faire Fame.
Jonson's poetry, like his drama, is informed by his classical learning. Some of his better-known poems are close translations of Greek or Roman models; all display the careful attention to form and style that often came naturally to those trained in classics in the humanist manner. Jonson largely avoided the debates about rhyme and meter that had consumed Elizabethan classicists such as Thomas Campion and Gabriel Harvey. Accepting both rhyme and stress, Jonson used them to mimic the classical qualities of simplicity, restraint, and precision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515120568
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2015
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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