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Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality.

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Latin epic and didactic poetry; genre, tradition and individuality.

Title main entry. Ed. by Monica Gale.

Classical Press of Wales, [c]2004

264 p.

$69.50

In 11 papers from a September 2000 conference in Maynooth, Ireland, classicists consider the strategies that Roman poets used to situate themselves within the epic tradition, and the ways in which particular poems relate to their specific historical and/or political context. The topics include Politian's Ambra and reading epic didactically, allusion in Valerius Flaccus' Lemnian episode, Claudian as the epic poet in the prefaces, and the Aeneid and 20th-century Welsh poetry. Distributed in the US by the David Brown Book Company.
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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