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Myth and poetry in Lucretius

Author: Monica Gale
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book attempts to provide a more positive assessment of Lucretius' aims and methodology by considering the poet's attitude to myth, and the role which it plays in the De Rerum Natura, against the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poezja łacińska
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Gale
ISBN: 0521451353 9780521451352
OCLC Number: 864185538
Description: XIV, 260 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The philosophical background: Greek myth and mythology; 2. The cultural background: myth and belief in late Republican Rome; 3. The literary background: the De Rerum Natura as epic; 4. Lucretius' theory of myth; 5. Latent myth in the De Rerum Natura; 6. The proem and the plague; Conclusion: myth as a poetic and philosophical tool; Bibliography; General Index; Index of passages cited.
Series Title: Cambridge Classical Studies.
Responsibility: Monica Gale.

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