By Matthew S. Santirocco
Drawing on contemporary works on old and sleek poetry books and utilizing numerous modern serious methodologies, Santirocco unearths the Odes either as person poems and as parts in a bigger poetic layout. His interpreting of Horace demonstrates that the ensemble is itself an incredible context for figuring out and appreciating the poetry.
Reconstructing the historical past of the traditional poetry booklet, either Greek and Roman, Santirocco demanding situations definite universal assumptions approximately its foundation and improvement. He argues that real parallels for the Odes should not to be present in the opposite Augustan books, that are quite homogeneous in content material and shape, yet within the heterogeneous collections of Hellenistic writers.
Odes I-III include eighty-eight poems in twelve varied meters, and in tone and subject they range greatly. warding off the 2 extremes of prior scholarship, which both has hunted for a unmarried underlying cohesion in any other case has denied any significant layout, Santirocco uncovers quite a few either static and dynamic constructions and indicates their relevance to the literary interpretation of the poems in any respect degrees. finally, the composition of a poem and the disposition of the crowd are proven to be analogous actions. Odes I-III don't represent a medley of discrete poems yet, as an alternative, approximate the team spirit of a unmarried ode.
Read Online or Download Unity and Design in Horace's Odes PDF
Similar literary medieval criticism books
Opposite to the common view that ladies exercised fiscal autonomy merely in widowhood, Hutton argues that marital prestige was once no longer the executive determinant of women's financial actions within the mid-fourteenth century and that girls controlled their very own wealth to a much better quantity than formerly well-known.
What importance does the voice or projected character during which a textual content is written have for our realizing of the that means of that textual content? This quantity explores the personality of the writer in antiquity, from Homer to past due antiquity, considering either Latin and Greek authors from a number of disciplines.
First released in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Plautine tendencies: reviews in Plautine Comedy and its Reception, a collective quantity released as a Festschrift in honour of Prof. D. Raios (University of Ioannina), goals to give a contribution to the present, extreme dialogue on Plautine drama and interact with many of the themes which lie on the leading edge of modern scholarship on ‘literary Plautus’.
- The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Volume 3: Paradiso
- The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship: Literature, Language and Politics in Late Medieval England (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
- Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period (The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature)
- Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond
- The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans: Context and Consequences (Turning Points)
Additional resources for Unity and Design in Horace's Odes
Unity and Design in Horace's Odes by Matthew S. Santirocco