Latin Explorations (Routledge Revivals)

Critical Studies in Roman Literature

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  • 1317745884
  • 9781138014008
  • 9781317745884
  • 9781317745877

Latin Explorations, first published in 1963, offers a fresh approach to Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. Traditionally, the period is divided for specialist studies – Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In each of them, techniques of interpretation prevail, isolated from contemporary ideas about poetry and dominated by barriers between ‘textual’, ‘exegetical’ and ‘aesthetic’ criticism.

Kenneth Quinn discerns in Roman poetry of this period the adolescence, maturity and decay of a single coherent tradition whose internal unity surpasses differences of form. His argument attempts to reverse the dissociation of purely academic research from appreciative criticism, whilst also incorporating the work of textual scholars. Each chapter is supported by a detailed analysis of the texts: nearly 700 lines of poetry are discussed and translated.

Latin Explorations will be of significant value not only to students of the Classics, but also to the ‘Latinless’ general reader who is interested in Roman literature.

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2014
  • ISBN 9781317745884
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  • Title: Latin Explorations (Routledge Revivals)
  • Author: Kenneth Quinn
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1317745884
  • 9781138014008
  • 9781317745884
  • 9781317745877