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Horace's Carmen saeculare : ritual magic and the poet's art

Author: Michael C J Putnam
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
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'Carmen Saeculare' is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric of Horace we can be certain was first presented orally. The book offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn, shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual. A rich and  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Putnam, Michael C.J.
Horace's Carmen saeculare.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000
(DLC) 00038154
Named Person: Horace.; Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Horace; Horace.; Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Horace.; Auguste, empereur romain; Horace; Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Horace.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C J Putnam
ISBN: 9780300130454 0300130457
OCLC Number: 191936440
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 182 p.)
Responsibility: Michael C.J. Putnam.

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'Carmen Saeculare' is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric of Horace we can be certain was first presented orally. The book offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn, shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual. A rich and compelling work, this poem is a masterpiece, and it represents a crucial link in the development of Rome's outstanding lyric poet.

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