The Resource A commentary on Horace's Epodes, Lindsay C. Watson

A commentary on Horace's Epodes, Lindsay C. Watson

Label
A commentary on Horace's Epodes
Title
A commentary on Horace's Epodes
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay C. Watson
Title variation
Horace's Epodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Horace's Epodes reflect as no other work of Latin poetry does the crisis afflicting Rome in the 40s and 30s BC, as it passed from a republican to an imperial system. In the seventeen poems various bogeys which were perceived as instrumental to societal breakdown are outspokenly attacked: the brutal carnage of the civil wars, widespread agricultural disruption, perversion of traditional Roman values, dissolution of social hierarchies, the rampant and highly noxious weed of black magic, and female sexual aggression."
  • "This is by far the most detailed commentary yet on the Epodes. The line-by-line commentary on each epode is prefaced by a substantial interpretative essay which offers a reading of that poem and synthesizes existing scholarship. These essays, the first of their kind, will provide essential critical orientation to undergraduates approaching the Epode-book for the first time. Moreover, the scale and density of the commentary will make it an invaluable resource for scholars of Latin poetry. A particular feature is the first in-depth treatment of the lengthy magical Epodes 5 and 17
  • The author draws extensively on ancient magical texts preserved on papyrus and lead, as well as the recent flood of publications on Greek and Roman magic, to cast light on countless details in these epodes which reveal a marked familiarity on Horace's part with authentic magical belief and practice."--Jacket
Cataloging source
VDU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
A commentary on Horace's Epodes, Lindsay C. Watson
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Historical Background -- Literary Background -- The Epode-book -- Style -- Poetic quality -- Numeros secutus -- Conspectus of metres -- Text -- Commentary on Epodes 1-17
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191819377
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b33758785
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
sks9780191819377

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