Author: Julia Haig Gaisser

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199280347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 606

View: 9213


A collection of the most interesting and important articles on Catullus from around 1950 to 2000, together with three short pieces from the Renaissance. The readings demonstrate a number of approaches and challenges readers to look at Catullus in different ways. An introduction by Julia Haig Gaisser traces recent themes in Catullan criticism.


Lateinisch - Deutsch

Author: Catull

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092971

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 1352


Liebestaumel und Caesaren-Spott Sehnsucht, Verliebtheit, Eifersucht, Hilflosigkeit: Catulls Liebesgedichte spiegeln das gesamte Spektrum menschlicher Gefühle wider. Vor seinen Spottgedichten hingegen mussten sich nicht nur seine Kritiker fürchten, sondern auch untreue Freunde und Geliebte. Selbst Politiker wie Caesar waren vor Catulls anzüglichen Attacken nicht sicher. War es die unverblümte Sprache des Dichters, welche die Überlieferung beinahe abreißen ließ? Noch bis heute spricht Verlegenheit aus vielen Übertragungen. In seiner Neuübersetzung entkleidet Niklas Holzberg den Text von aller falschen Scham und präsentiert frisch und lebendig den unsterblichen Catull

Lustrum Band 57 – 2015

Internationale Forschungsberichte aus dem Bereich des klassischen Altertums

Author: Marcus Deufert,Michael Weißenberger

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647802301

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5019


Lustrum Band 57 besteht aus Berichten über den römischen Lyriker Catull und den römischen Fabeldichter Phaedrus. Ihre Verfasserinnen, Marilyn B. Skinner und Ursula Gärtner sind international ausgewiesene Expertinnen, die die Forschungsdiskussion zu den beiden Dichtern in den letzten Jahrzehnten maßgeblich mitbestimmt haben. Marilyn B. Skinner bespricht umfassend und kritisch die Forschungsliteratur über Catull der Jahre 1985-2015, Ursula Gärtner die über Phaedrus der Jahre 1975-2014. Die kritische Diskussion übergeordneter Fragestellungen (z. B. des Problems des Autobiographischen) kommt bei beiden Berichten ebenso zur Geltung wie die Diskussion einzelner Gedichte.

The Roman Poetry of Love

Elegy and Politics in a Time of Revolution

Author: Efrossini Spentzou

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472502167

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 5332


The Roman Poetry of Love explores the formation of a key literary genre in a troubled historical and political setting. The short-lived genre of Latin love elegy produced spectacular, multi-faceted and often difficult poetry. Its proponents Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid remain to this day some of the most influential poetic voices of Western civilisation. This accessible introduction combines aesthetic analysis with socio-political context to provide a concise but comprehensive portrait of the Roman elegy, its main participants and its cultural and political milieu. Focusing on a series of specific poems, the title portrays the development of the genre in the context of the Emperor Augustus' ascent to power, following recognizable threads through the texts to build an understanding of the relationship between this poetry and the increasingly totalising regime. Highlighting and examining the intense affectation of love in these poems, The Roman Poetry of Love explores the works not simply as an expression of a troubled male psychology, but also as a reflection of the overwhelming changes that swept through Rome and Italy in the transition from the late Republic to the Augustan Age.

Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literatur

Studien zur Rezeption der attischen Tragödie und der hellenistischen Dichtung im "Bellum civile"

Author: Annemarie Ambühl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110216477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 513


In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such as the Trojan War and the fratricidal war around Thebes, for Lucan’s epic formulation of the civil war theme.

Vergil's Eclogues. Edited by Katharina Volk

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199202931

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 293

View: 3901


A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Eclogues, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written introduction.

Vergil's Georgics

Author: Katharina Volk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199542937

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 281

View: 3341


A collection of ten classic essays on Vergil's Georgics, written between 1970 and 1999. The contributions represent recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, and are placed in context in a specially written Introduction.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Classical literature

Page: N.A

View: 3066


Catullus: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 32

View: 3536


This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Oxford Readings in Lucretius

Author: Monica R. Gale

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199260346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 441

View: 587


A collection of important scholarly articles on the Roman poet Lucretius, whose philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of the Universe (c.55 BC), seeks to convince its readers of the validity of the rationalist theories of Epicurus. An Introduction contextualizes the essays, and all Greek and Latin is translated.


Author: Ovid

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641952

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6292


'Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing.' Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates. Written in the late years of the emperor Augustus, and cut short when the emperor sent the poet into exile, the poem's tone ranges from tragedy to farce, and its subject matter from astronomy and obscure ritual to Roman history and Greek mythology. Among the stories Ovid tells at length are those of Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the shield that fell from heaven, the adventures of Dido's sister, the Great Mother's journey to Rome, the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius. The poem also relates a wealth of customs and beliefs, such as the unluckiness of marrying in May. This new prose translation is lively and accurate, and is accompanied by a contextualizing introduction and helpful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Dicite, Pierides

Classical Studies in Honour of Stratis Kyriakidis

Author: Andreas N. Michalopoulos,Sophia Papaioannou,Andrew Zissos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527509540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 454

View: 939


This volume presents essays written in honour of Stratis Kyriakidis, Emeritus Professor of Latin Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece. It offers a rich assortment of scholarship on classical literature, ranging from Homeric epic, and the tradition of ecphrasis it spawned in a number of genres, to 17th-century English translations of Virgil’s Aeneid. The collection is divided into two sections, the first on Greek literature, and the second on Latin literature. The sixteen chapters within offer fresh insights and thoughtful readings of a variety of works of classical literature, as well-known as the Iliad and the Aeneid and as exotic as the epigrams of Geminus.

Horace: Odes and Epodes

Author: Michèle Lowrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207690

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 472

View: 9405


A collection of recent articles representing some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian appear in English for the first time, while the Introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the interpretation of Horatian lyric today.

Catullus to Ovid, reading Latin love elegy

a literary commentary with Latin text

Author: Joan Booth,Guy Lee

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9781853996061

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

View: 6778


This book contains Latin text, with translations and literary commentary, on seventeen poems by Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid. The selection has been chosen to represent each author's qualities and to encourage comparison and contrast between them. Guy Lee's translations, in English verse, reveal the poets' distinctive approaches: the stark intensity of Catullus; the challenging complexity of Propertius; and the witty, provocative, worldly poetry of Ovid. Joan Booth provides her own versions of the deceptively simple Tibullus and a running commentary on all the poems, which sets out to explain, suggest and question, ultimately prompting readers to their own informed critical judgements. The book is recommended for all those interested in Roman literature, whether reading love elegy in the original Latin or in English.

Oden und Epoden

Author: Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110360020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 518

View: 9080