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The Annals of Quintus Ennius and the Italic tradition

Author: Jay Fisher
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins Press, 2014.
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"Jay Fisher argues that Ennius does not simply translate Homeric models into Latin, but blends Greek poetic models with Italic diction to produce a poetic hybrid. Fisher's investigation uncovers a poem that blends foreign and familiar cultural elements in order to generate layers of meaning for his Roman audience. Fisher combines modern linguistic methodologies with traditional philology to uncover the influence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fisher, Jay, 1969-
Annals of Quintus Ennius and the Italic tradition
(DLC) 2013010980
(OCoLC)830684052
Named Person: Quintus Ennius
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Fisher
ISBN: 9781421411309 142141130X 142141130X
OCLC Number: 881463575
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Three hearts beat as one : Ennius and the Italic tradition --
The Annals and the Greek tradition --
Ritual and myth in the Augurium Romuli (Annals 72-91) --
Ritual, militia and history in book six of the Annals --
Ritual, kinship and myth in book one of the Annals --
Conclusion: the Annals of Quintus Ennius and the modern tradition.
Responsibility: Jay Fisher.

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Moreover, because these customs are themselves hybrids of earlier Roman, Etruscan, and Greek cultural practices, not to mention the customs of speakers of lesser-known languages such as Oscan and  Read more...

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