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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

The Cambridge History of Classical Literature

Volume 2. Latin Literature

Part 3. The Age of Augustus

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E. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen, L. P. Wilkinson, R. Deryck Williams, Niall Rudd, Georg Luck, R. M. Ogilvie, J. C. Bramble, Martin Drury
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  • Date Published: August 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521273732

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  • The sixty years between 43 BC, when Cicero was assassinated, and AD 17, when Ovid died in exile and disgrace, saw an unexampled explosion of literary creativity in Rome. Fresh ground was broken in almost every existing genre, and a new kind of specifically Roman poetry, the personal love-elegy, was born, flourished, and succumbed to its own success. Latin literature now became, in the familiar modern sense of the word, classical: a balanced fusion of what was best and most stimulating in earlier Greek and Roman writing, charged with new and original life by the individual genius of, most particularly, Virgil, Horace and Ovid. Augustan literature, conventionally viewed as the expression in writing of the age itself - political and social stability reflected in artistic equilibrium - turns out on a close and critical reading to have been subject to the same stresses and strains as the society in and for which it was produced. In appraising the monumental literary achievements of the age the underlying tensions and contradictions are not ignored. The critical discussions in this volume do full justice to the complexity and subtlety of the literature itself.

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    • Date Published: August 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521273732
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 150 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Uncertainties E. J. Kenney
    2. Theocritus and Virgil W. V. Clausen
    3. The Georgics L. P. Wilkinson
    4. The Aeneid R. Deryck Williams
    5. Horace Niall Rudd
    6. Love elegy Georg Luck
    7. Ovid E. J. Kenney
    8. Livy R. M. Ogilvie
    9. Minor figures J. C. Bramble
    Appendix of authors and works compiled by Martin Drury
    Metrical appendix Martin Drury
    Abbreviations
    Index.

  • Editors

    E. J. Kenney

    W. V. Clausen

    Contributors

    E. J. Kenney, W. V. Clausen, L. P. Wilkinson, R. Deryck Williams, Niall Rudd, Georg Luck, R. M. Ogilvie, J. C. Bramble, Martin Drury

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