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Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture

Author: Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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This collection of essays examines the presence of what might be seen as an unclassical love of paradox and the marvellous in the literature and art of Augustan Rome, and shows that it is an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Hardie
ISBN: 9780199231249 0199231249
OCLC Number: 316430202
Language Note: Text in English with some Latin followed by an English translation.
Description: xiii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture / Philip Hardie --
Horace's Ars poetica and the marvellous / Mario Citroni --
Where the wild things are : locating marvellous in Augustan wall painting / Verity Platt --
Against nature? Some Augustan responses to man-made marvels / Rebecca Armstrong --
Virgil : a paradoxical poet? / Philip Hardie --
The question of the marvellous in the Georgics of Virgil / Alain Deremetz --
In search of the lost Hercules : strategies of the fantastic in the Aeneid / Mario Labate --
Thaumatographia, or 'what is the theme?' / Jürgen Paul Schwindt --
Phaethon and the monsters / Alessandro Barchiesi --
Prodigiosa mendacia uatum : responses to the marvellous in Ovid's narrative of Perseus (Metamorphoses 4-5) / Florence Klein --
Encountering the fantastic : expectations, forms of communication, reactions / Marco Fucecchi --
Constructing a narrative of mira deum : the story of Philemon and Baucis (Ovid, Metamorphoses 8) / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris --
Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.416-51 : noua monstra and the foedera naturae / Damien Nelis --
Latrator Anubis : alien divinities in Augustan Rome, and how to tame monsters through aetiology / Gianpiero Rosati --
Ordering wonderland : Ovid's Pythagoras and the Augustan vision / Mary Beagon --
Delusions of grandeur : Lucretian 'passages' in Livy / Andrew Feldherr --
The strange art of the sententious declaimer / Joy Connolly.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Hardie.
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A refreshing and remarkably coherant collection edited by Philip Hardie. Emily Gowers, The Times Literary Supplement this collection offers a rewarding examination of a refreshingly unusual subject. Read more...

 
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