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Iambic poetics in the Roman Empire

Author: Tom Hawkins
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first book to study the impact of invective poetics associated with early Greek iambic poetry on Roman imperial authors and audiences. It demonstrates how authors as varied as Ovid and Gregory Nazianzen wove recognizable elements of the iambic tradition (e.g. meter, motifs, or poetic biographies) into other literary forms (e.g. elegy, oratorical prose, anthologies of fables), and it shows that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hawkins, Tom, 1972-
Iambic poetics in the Roman Empire
(DLC) 2013037428
(OCoLC)863196823
Named Person: Archilochus; Archilochus; Archilochus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hawkins
ISBN: 9781139921831 1139921835 9780511997822 0511997825 9781139910095 1139910094
OCLC Number: 881306165
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 334 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the bitter Muse --
1. Iambus delayed: Ovid's Ibis --
2. Iambos denied: Babrius' Mythiambi --
3. The Christian iambopoios: Gregory Nazianzen --
4. Archilochus in Tarsus: Dio Chrysostom's First Tarsian --
5. Playful aggression: Lucian's Pseudologista --
6. Festive iambos: Julian's Misopogon --
Conclusions: becoming Archilochus.
Responsibility: Tom Hawkins, Ohio State University.
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Traces the impact of invective poetics associated with early Greek iambic poetry on Roman imperial authors and audiences.  Read more...

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