The Resource Catullus and the poetics of Roman manhood, David Wray

Catullus and the poetics of Roman manhood, David Wray

Label
Catullus and the poetics of Roman manhood
Title
Catullus and the poetics of Roman manhood
Statement of responsibility
David Wray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book applies comparative cultural and literary models to a reading of Catullus's poems as social performances of a "poetics of manhood": a competitively, often outrageously, self-allusive bid for recognition and admiration. Earlier readings of Catullus, based on Romantic and Modernist notions of "lyric" poetry, have tended to focus on the relationship with Lesbia and to ignore the majority of the shorter poems, which are instead directed at other men. Professor Wray approaches these poems in the light of new models for understanding male social interaction in the pre-modern Mediterranean, placing them in their specifically Roman historical context while bringing out their strikingly "postmodern" qualities
  • The result is a new way of reading the fiercely aggressive and delicately refined agonism performed in Catullus's shorter poems. All Latin and Greek quoted is supplied with an English translation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
874/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6276
LC item number
.W73 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Catullus and the poetics of Roman manhood, David Wray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index
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  • net
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
1. Catullan criticism and the problem of lyric -- 2. A postmodern Catullus? -- 3. Manhood and Lesbia in the shorter poems -- 4. Towards a Mediterranean poetics of aggression -- 5. Code models of Catullan manhood
Control code
ocm56761551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511048685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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51ab12e2-c7da-4445-9d18-9468c9b05ef0
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24315345
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56761551
  • acaebk0511018029

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
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