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Author Conte, Gian Biagio, 1941- author

Title Stealing the club from Hercules : on imitation in Latin poetry / Gian Biagio Conte
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (61 pages)
Contents Frontmatter -- Index -- Foreword -- 1. Stealing the club from Hercules -- 2. A critical retrospective: method and its limits
Summary The author seeks to demonstrate in the first chapter (which analyzes Virgil's working over of the text of Homer) that "on the contrary, imitation very often is the actual path of originality, the condition thanks to which it is brought into being--at least in the classical literatures, and as I believe, not only there. In the second chapter I reconstruct the presuppositions of a method."
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Subject Virgil -- Literary style.
Homer. Iliad.
Imitation in literature.
Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
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