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Philodemus and poetry : poetic theory and practice in Lucretius, Philodemus, and Horace

Author: Dirk Obbink
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Building on recent advances in the reconstruction of the charred papyri of Philodemus of Gadara (ca. 110-40 B.C.) excavated from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, this volume presents eleven new chapters in the history of literary criticism in antiquity. The essays, written by noted scholars, treat the papyrus texts of Philodemus' treatises on poetry and the related subjects of rhetoric and music, establishing
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Philodemus and poetry.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624423421
Named Person: Philodemus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Horace; Philodemus; Philodemus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Obbink
ISBN: 0195088158 9780195088151
OCLC Number: 29254505
Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Framing the margins of Philodemus and poetry / D. Clay --
Epicurean poetics / E. Asmis --
Epicurean poetics : response and dialogue / D. Sider --
The Epicurean philosopher as Hellenistic poet / D. Sider --
The alleged impossibility of philosophical poetry / M. Wigodsky --
Reconstructing Philodemus' On poems / R. Janko --
Content and form in Philodemus : the history of an evasion / J. Porter --
Philodemus on censorship, moral utility, and formalism in poetry / E. Asmis --
Philodemus on the technicity of rhetoric / D. Blank --
How to read poetry about gods / D. Obbink --
The impossibility of metathesis : Philodemus and Lucretius on form and content in poetry / D. Armstrong --
Satire as poetry and the impossibility of metathesis in Horace's Satires / S. Oberhelman, D. Armstrong.
Responsibility: edited by Dirk Obbink.
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