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Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

S. J. Harrison

Abstract

This book responds to an important question of literary history: why did the period 40-13 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts? The co-existence of great poets such as Vergil and Horace in contemporary literary circles, and the political stimulus and stability offered by the upheavals of the triumviral period and the following pax Augusta offer a sociological and historical background, but the concern here is with literary complexity and literary history. As has long been observed, generic concerns and generic mixtures are central to Augustan poetry. As has also been ... More

Keywords: Latin, poetry, Augustan, genre, literary history, Gian Biagio Conte, Rome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199203581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. J. Harrison, author
Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford