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Fragments of Roman Poetry c. Hollis Fills out the literary history of late Republican and Augustan Latin poetry Supplies full translations of these often difficult texts, together with individual introductions to each poet Enhances our appreciation of the work of great poets such as Virgil and Catullus. Callimachus Hecale Revised second edition Adrian S.
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Fragments of Roman Poetry C. 60 BC-AD 20 by Adrian S. Hollis (2007, Hardcover)
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Fragments of Roman Poetry c. 60 BC-AD 20
Horace mentions Varius Rufus in the same breath as Virgil. Adrian Hollis prints fragments of up to thirty poets, with an individual introduction and a translation for each. Almost every genre of ancient poetry is represented, from heroic epic to scurrilous lampoon. Hollis's commentary, fuller and richer than any yet published, contains many new ideas. In some cases such as Varius Rufus the fragments illumine the history of this period, which saw the collapse of the Roman Republic and establishment of the Augustan Empire.
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Taken together, these fragmentary texts enable us better to appreciate surviving great poets such as Catullus and Virgil. Read more Read less. Review "The characteristics of Hollis' edition are just what one would expect from the editor of Ovid and Callimachus: Hollis limits himself to the period from roughly 60 B.
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When Courtney offers strange literary history as with his early dating of Lucretius he at least tells you so. In that respect, using Hollis requires caution. Hollis' apparatus is seriously inadequate, and he tends to promote some very unappealing emendations; in that respect, Courtney is far ahead. And there are some strange omissions in his notes: Hollis is much more at home in the techniques of poetic style than he is in explaining the content of technical or scientific poetry: Hollis sets out more clearly than Courtney some puzzles of Roman literary history, such as the epic If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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