Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry

Imagining the Chorus in Augustan Poetry

£75.00

  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107188785

£ 75.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • From archaic Sparta to classical Athens the chorus was a pervasive feature of Greek social and cultural life. Until now, however, its reception in Roman literature and culture has been little appreciated. This book examines how the chorus is reimagined in a brief but crucial period in the history of Latin literature, the early Augustan period from 30 to 10 BCE. It argues that in the work of Horace, Virgil, and Propertius, the language and imagery of the chorus articulate some of their most pressing concerns surrounding social and literary belonging in a rapidly changing Roman world. By re-examining seminal Roman texts such as Horace's Odes and Virgil's Aeneid from this fresh perspective, the book connects the history of musical culture with Augustan poetry's interrogation of fundamental questions surrounding the relationship between individual and community, poet and audience, performance and writing, Greek and Roman, and tradition and innovation.

    • Traces the history of the chorus from ancient Greece to Rome, and for the first time stresses its significance for Roman poetry
    • Explores key aspects of Augustan authors' treatment of the chorus such as authorship, community, ritual, and gender
    • Sheds much new light on Horace, Virgil, and Propertius
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107188785
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the chorus in the Augustan imagination
    1. Imagined choruses from Alexandria to Rome
    2. Dance and desire in Propertius' Elegies
    3. Horace and the erotics of the lyric chorus
    4. Canon, community, and chorus
    5. Virgil's Aeneid and the relocation of ritual
    6. Foundational choreography in the Aeneid
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Lauren Curtis, Bard College, New York
    Lauren Curtis is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Bard College, New York. Her research focuses on Augustan poetry, especially its engagement with music and performance, book culture, antiquarianism, and cultural memory. Recent and forthcoming publications include articles on the aetiological poetics of Ovid's Tristia, the representation of Arion and his lyre in Hellenistic and Augustan poetry, and epiphany in Latin love elegy.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×