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Talking BooksReadings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry$
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G. O. Hutchinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199279418

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.001.0001

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Books and Scales

Books and Scales

(p.251) 11 Books and Scales
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The concluding chapter looks at different scales of structure. Poems within books, or mini-series, and books within groups of books, or an œuvre, show kindred structuring. Modes of relation between entities are considered, including antithesis and ‘parataxis’ (accumulation of parallel items). Relations between and within books can also be connected with such matters as perspective, the narrator, narrative, argument. The works already discussed are surveyed again: the discussion is resumed and extended. Expressive force is seen in series of books like those of love-elegy or, by contrast, of Horace's Odes. Latin poetry of the 1st century is seen to advance on Hellenistic poetry of the third in structural scope and experiment, not least in the super-structure of the œuvre.

Keywords:   Œuvre, books, structuring, antithesis, parataxis, perspective, narrator, Hellenistic poetry

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