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Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture

Author: Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Oxford : 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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Hardie
ISBN: 9780199231249 0199231249
OCLC Number: 488773295
Description: xiii, 388 s. : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Paradox and the marvellous in Augustan literature and culture; 2. Horace's Ars poetica and the marvellous; 3. Where the wild things are: locating the marvellous in Augustan wall-painting; 4. Against nature? --
Some Augustan responses to man-made marvels; 5. Virgil: a paradoxical poet?; 6. The question of the marvellous in the Georgics of Virgil; 7. In search of the lost Hercules: strategies of the marvellous in the Aeneid; 8. Thaumatographia, or 'What is a theme?'; 9. Phaethon and the monsters; 10. Prodigiosa mendacia uatum --
Responses to the marvellous in Ovid's narrative of Perseus (Metamorphoses 4-5); 11. Encountering the fantastic: expectations, forms of communication, reactions; 12. Constructing a narrative of mira deum: the story of Philemon and Baucis (Ovid Metamorphoses 8); 13. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.416-51: noua monstra and the foedera naturae; 14. Alien divinities --
How to tame monsters through aetiology; 15. Ordering wonderland: Ovid's Pythagoras and the Augustan vision; 16. Delusions of grandeur: Lucretian 'passages' in Livy; 17. The strange art of the sententious declaimer.
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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