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Putnam, Michael C. J.

Works: 49 works in 248 publications in 3 languages and 11,072 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PA6825, 874.01
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Publications about Michael C. J Putnam
Publications by Michael C. J Putnam
Most widely held works by Michael C. J Putnam
Horace's Carmen saeculare ritual magic and the poet's art by Michael C. J Putnam( file )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
'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
Poetic interplay Catullus and Horace by Michael C. J Putnam( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earli
The poetry of the Aeneid; four studies in imaginative unity and design by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
22 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
The Virgilian tradition the first fifteen hundred years ( file )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
"This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet's own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Tibullus: a commentary by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Virgil's Aeneid : interpretation and influence by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Virgil's pastoral art; studies in the Eclogues by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Virgil's poem of the earth : studies in the Georgics by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Artifices of eternity : Horace's fourth book of Odes by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Essays on Latin lyric, elegy, and epic by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
"This book by one of the preeminent Virgil scholars of our day is the first comprehensive study of ekphrasis in Virgil's final masterpiece, the Aeneid. Virgil uses ekphrasis - a self-contained aside that generates a pause in the narrative to describe a work of art or other object - to tell us something about the grander text in which it is embedded, says Michael C. J. Putnam. Individually and as a group, Virgil's ekphrases enrich the reader's understanding of the meaning of the epic. Putnam shows how the descriptions of works of art, and of people, places, and even animals, provide metaphors for the entire poem and reinforce its powerful ambiguities."--BOOK JACKET
A companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its tradition ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship.: Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history; Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars; Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship
The complete poems of Tibullus an en face bilingual edition by Tibullus( file )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Tibullus is considered one of the finest exponents of Latin lyric in the golden age of Rome, during the Emperor Augustus's reign, and his poetry retains its enduring beauty and appeal
Short epics by Maffeo Vegio( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Maffeo Vegio (1407-1458) was the outstanding Latin poet of the first half of the fifteenth century. This volume includes Book XIII of Vergil's "Aeneid," Vegio's famous continuation of the Roman epic, which was extremely popular in the later Renaissance, printed many times and translated into every major European language (and even into Scottish). It also contains three other epic works: "Astyanax," based on an episode in the "Iliad"; "The Golden Fleece" ("Vellus Aureum"); and "Antonias," a short epic based on the life of Saint Anthony of Egypt. Antonias is the first Christian epic of the Renaissance, a precursor of Milton's "Paradise Lost." This volume contains the first modern editions of the Latin text of "Antonias" and "Astyanax."--Jacket
Latin poetry by Jacopo Sannazaro( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Latin and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M. W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The humanness of heroes : studies in the conclusion of Virgil's Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The primary focus of this title is the controversial ending of Vergil's Aeneid, one of the most influential poems in the Western tradition. 'The Humanness of Heroes' begins by examining Aeneas' savage looting in the tenth part of this epic book, followed by tracing the sources and manifestations of the emotions of the hero. The book ends with a detailed study of the end of the poem. In the epilogue, the author gives an overview of the relationship between the denouement of Virgil and aspects of Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn'. The book reinforces the position of Virgil as one of the most original poets of our literary canon, with a profound influence on the literature of our world, from Dante to Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney
The poetry of the Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )
8 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Being there together : essays in honor of Michael C.J. Putnam on the occasion of his seventieth birthday ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Horace and Greek lyric poetry ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Jenkins Putnam, Michael Courtney 1933-
Putnam, M. C. J. 1933-
Putnam, Michael C.
Putnam, Michael C. 1933-
Putnam, Michael C. J.
Putnam, Michael C. J. (Michael Courtney Jenkins), 1933-
Putnam, Michael Courtney Jenkins, 1933-
English (203)
Latin (3)
German (1)
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