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The poets and prose-writers of Greece and Rome have been acutely aware of their literary background. They expressed this cognizance within the regularity with which, of their writings, they imitated and alluded to the nice authors who had preceded them. Such imitation used to be as a rule no longer considered as plagiarism yet as necessary to the production of a brand new literary paintings: imitating one's predecessors used to be under no circumstances incompatible with originality or development. those perspectives weren't bizarre to the writers of Greece and Rome yet have been followed through many others who've written within the 'classical culture' correct as much as sleek instances. artistic Imitation and Latin Literature is an exploration of this idea of imitation. The participants examine chosen passages from numerous authors - Greek, Latin and English - on the way to display how Latin authors created new artistic endeavors by way of imitating past passages of literature.

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