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I, the poet : first-person form in Horace, Catullus, and Propertius

Author: Kathleen McCarthy
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First-person poetry is a familiar genre in Latin literature. Building on the Greek poetic tradition of performed poetry, Latin poets such as Propertius, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid positioned their speakers both as participants in the poem's narrative and as narrators standing outside the poem and shaping its discourse. This book offers a model for understanding the ubiquitous use of a first-person voice in Latin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCarthy, Kathleen, 1962-
I, the poet.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019013345
Named Person: Horace; Gaius Valerius Catullus; Sextus Propertius; Gaius Valerius Catullus; Horace.; Sextus Propertius
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McCarthy
ISBN: 9781501739552 1501739557
OCLC Number: 1078886428
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : voices on the page --
Poetry as conversation --
Poetry as performance --
Poetry that says Ego --
Poetry as writing --
Epilogue : Ovid in exile.
Responsibility: Kathleen McCarthy.

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First-person poetry is a familiar genre in Latin literature. Propertius, Catullus, and Horace deployed the first-person speaker in a variety of ways that either bolster or undermine the link between  Read more...

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