Clio and the Poets: Augustan Poetry and the Traditions of Ancient Historiography
David S. Levene, Damien P. Nelis
BRILL, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 396 pages
The Augustan age was one in which writers were constantly reworking the Roman past, and which was marked by a profound engagement of poets with the historians and historical techniques which were the main vehicle for the transmission of the image of the past to their day. In this book seventeen leading scholars from Europe and America examine the fascinating interaction between such apparently diverse genres: how the Augustan poets drew on - or reacted against - the historians' presentation of the world, and how, conversely, historians picked up and transformed poetic themes for their own ends. With essays on poems from Horace's "Odes" to Ovid's "Metamorphoses," on authors from Virgil to Valerius Maximus, it forms the most important topic so central to such a particulary relevant period of literary history.
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Augustan Victory and Defeat
Repetition and Sacrifice
Archaism and Historicism in Horaces Odes
Historiography in Horaces Odes
Roman Archaeology in Vergils Arcadia Vergil Eclogue
Ovids Metamorphoses and Universal History
The Historian in Ovid The Roman History
Epic Encounters? Ancient Historical Battle Narratives
The Structure of Livys First Pentad and the Augustan
Ovids Fasti and Plutarchs
The Extinction of the Potitii and the Sacred History
History Poetry and Annales
Index of passages discussed
List of Contributors
Between Tradition and Genre
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