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Claudian the poet

Author: Clare Coombe
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA : 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive reassessment of the carmina maiora of the fourth-century poet Claudian contributes to the growing trend to recognize that Late Antique poets should be approached as just that: poets. Its methodology is developed from that of Michael Roberts' seminal The Jeweled Style. It analyzes Claudian's poetics and use of story telling to argue that the creation of a story world in which Stilicho, his patron,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Claudius Claudianus; Claudius Claudianus; Claudius Claudianus; Claudius Claudianus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Coombe
ISBN: 9781107058347 1107058341
OCLC Number: 1004913394
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In Rufinum : heroes, monsters, and the universe in the balance --
The universe ready to be destabilized (IV Cons., Stil., Rapt., Epith.) --
Monsters ready to destabilize the universe (c.m. 53, Gig. Gr., Rapt., Eut., VI Cons., Get.) --
The hero keeping the universe stable and restoring the Golden Age (Stil., c.m. 27, Get.) --
Not quite the hero (IV Cons., Fesc., Epith.) --
The deceitful poet (Rapt., Epith., Get., VI Cons., Eut.) --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Clare Coombe.

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Reappraises this fourth-century Latin poet's use of story telling and poetics for political propaganda. Argues that Claudian creates a Stilicho who is an epic hero, gigantic barbarians, and a  Read more...

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