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Latin is particularly a lot alive within the poetry written by means of the good Latin poets, and this booklet is set 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 motor vehicle for poetic expression and idea. relocating among shut research of specific Latin poems and extra basic discussions of Latin poets, literature, and society, Fitzgerald provides the un-Latined reader an insider's view of ways Latin poetry feels and what makes it worthy analyzing, even at the present time. His e-book explores what will be stated and performed in a poetry and a language which are either very diverse from English and but have profoundly inspired it. he's taking the reader during the entire diversity of Latin poetry from the trivial, obscene, and cruel, to the chic, the passionate, and the uplifting. person chapters specialize in specific authors (such as Vergil and Horace) or on subject matters (love, hate, civil war), and jointly they clarify why we must always care approximately what the poets of historical Rome needed to say.

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