By B. Hudson
By B. Hudson
By Paul Allen Miller
The elegy flared into life, commanded the cultural level for numerous a long time, then went extinct. This publication money owed for the quick upward push and surprising decline of a style whose existence span used to be quite short relative to its impression. reading each significant poet from Catullus to Ovid, Subjecting Verses offers the 1st entire background of Latin erotic elegy considering that Georg Luck's.
Paul Allen Miller harmoniously weds shut readings of the poetry with insights from theoreticians as diversified as Jameson, Foucault, Lacan, and Zizek. In welcome distinction to past, thematic reviews of elegy--efforts that experience develop into slowed down in picking out even if specific topics and poets have been seasoned- or anti-Augustan--Miller bargains a brand new, "symptomatic" historical past. He asks noticeable yet infrequently posed questions: what old stipulations have been essential to produce elegy, and what provoked its decline? finally, he argues that elegiac poetry arose from a primary cut up within the nature of subjectivity that happened within the past due first century--a break up symptomatic of the historic adjustments happening on the time.
Subjecting Verses is a big interpretive feat whose impact will achieve throughout classics and literary stories. Linking the increase of elegy with alterations in how Romans imagined themselves inside a swiftly altering society, it bargains a brand new version of literary thought that neither reduces the poems to a mirrored image in their context nor examines them in a vacuum.
By Robert Lamberton
By Kenneth Quinn
Latin Explorations, first released in 1963, offers a clean method of Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. routinely, the interval is split for expert experiences – Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In every one of them, ideas of interpretation succeed, remoted from modern principles approximately poetry and ruled by means of limitations among ‘textual’, ‘exegetical’ and ‘aesthetic’ feedback.
Kenneth Quinn discerns in Roman poetry of this era the formative years, adulthood and rot of a unmarried coherent culture whose inner harmony surpasses alterations of shape. His argument makes an attempt to opposite the dissociation of in basic terms educational examine from appreciative feedback, when additionally incorporating the paintings of textual students. every one bankruptcy is supported via an in depth research of the texts: approximately seven hundred strains of poetry are mentioned and translated.
will be of important price not just to scholars of the Classics, but additionally to the ‘Latinless’ basic reader who's attracted to Roman literature.
By Thomas A. Fudgé
By Paul Acker,Carolyne Larrington
Bringing alive the dramatic poems of previous Norse heroic legend, this new assortment bargains available, ground-breaking and encouraging essays which introduce and examine the fascinating legends of the 2 doomed Helgis and their valkyrie enthusiasts; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable shield-maiden; tragic Guðrún and her teenagers; Attila the Hun (from a Norse perspective!); and grasping King Fróði, whose identify lives on in Tolkien’s Frodo. The e-book presents a complete creation to the poems for college students, taking a couple of clean, theoretically-sophisticated and efficient techniques to the poetry and its characters. members carry to endure insights generated through comparative learn, speech act and feminist conception, queer thought and psychoanalytic concept (among others) to elevate new, probing questions about the heroic poetry and its reception.
Each essay is followed via up to date lists of additional interpreting and a contextualisation of the poems or texts mentioned in serious historical past. Drawing at the most recent foreign reviews of the poems of their manuscript context, and written through specialists of their person fields, attractive with the texts of their unique language and context, yet awarded with complete translations, this better half quantity to The Poetic Edda: Essays on outdated Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002) is offered to scholars and illuminating for specialists. Essays additionally learn the afterlife of the heroic poems in Norse mythical saga, overdue medieval Icelandic poetry, the nineteenth-century operas of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the lately released (posthumous) poem by means of Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.
By Varios autores,Emilio Suárez de la Torre,Carlos García Gual
By G. R. Boys-Stones
By Fritz Kemmler,Iryna Rieker
By Denis Feeney