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The Roman poets

Author: Peter Washington
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
Series: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The urban and pastoral poetry of the Roman republic, and of the empire that succeeded it, was both the culmination of the magnificent classical tradition of the Mediterranean and the seedbed for almost all the subsequent poetic traditions of Western and Central Europe. The stateliness of Virgil's Eclogues and the grandeur of his epic line, the unsurpassable lyricism-by turns tender, incisive, and scabrous-of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roman poets.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997
(DLC) 98124022
(OCoLC)37931569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Washington
OCLC Number: 605330315
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Everyman's library pocket poets.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Peter Washington.

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The urban and pastoral poetry of the Roman republic, and of the empire that succeeded it, was both the culmination of the magnificent classical tradition of the Mediterranean and the seedbed for almost all the subsequent poetic traditions of Western and Central Europe. The stateliness of Virgil's Eclogues and the grandeur of his epic line, the unsurpassable lyricism-by turns tender, incisive, and scabrous-of Catullus's elegies and satires, the philosophical splendor of Lucretius's meditations, the relentless imaginative energy of Ovid's narratives, and the sonorous beauty of the odes of Horace have been for two millennia a source of endless delight and instruction, and the work of these writers has given to Europe its frames of literary reference and its enduring canons of taste.

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