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Author Putnam, Michael C. J.

Title Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace / Michael C.J. Putnam
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 171 pages)
Series Martin classical lectures
Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered). New series.
Contents Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Time and Place; CHAPTER TWO: Speech and Silence; CHAPTER THREE: Helen; CHAPTER FOUR: Virgil; CHAPTER FIVE: Genres and a Dialogue; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Poems Cited; General Index
Summary The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earli
Notes "Expanded version of the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures, delivered at Oberlin College in March 2004"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and indexes
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Subject Helen, of Troy, Queen of Sparta -- In literature
Horace -- Knowledge -- Literature
Virgil -- In literature.
Catullus, Gaius Valerius -- Influence.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Odes -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005054516
ISBN 1400827426 (electronic bk.)
9781400827428 (electronic bk.)