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Crucial passages from the works of 4 "fathers of history"—Herodotus's historical past, Thucydides' historical past of the Peloponnesian battle, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.
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What sort of allusion is feasible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral culture, and how much oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? comparability of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic track has urged particular types of solutions to those questions, but the South Slavic paradigm is neither user-friendly in itself nor unavoidably the single pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry makes use of many subtle and hugely self-conscious recommendations of allusion which could, this booklet contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and a few of an analogous thoughts of allusion are available in close to japanese poetry of the 3rd and moment millennia BC.
Latin is particularly a lot alive within the poetry written by means of the nice Latin poets, and this ebook is ready their poetry, their language, and their tradition. Fitzgerald indicates the reader with very little wisdom of the Latin language the way it works as a different car for poetic expression and proposal. relocating among shut research of specific Latin poems and extra normal discussions of Latin poets, literature, and society, Fitzgerald offers the un-Latined reader an insider's view of the way Latin poetry feels and what makes it worthy studying, even this present day.
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