The Roman Poets

The Roman Poets

Book - 1997
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The urban and pastoral poetry of the Roman republic, and of the empire that succeeded it, was both the culmination of the magnificent classical tradition of the Mediterranean and the seedbed for almost all the subsequent poetic traditions of Western and Central Europe. The stateliness of Virgil's Eclogues and the grandeur of his epic line, the unsurpassable lyricism - by turns tender, incisive, and scabrous - of Catullus's elegies and satires, the philosophical splendor of Lucretius's meditations, the relentless imaginative energy of Ovid's narratives, and the sonorous beauty of the odes of Horace have been for two millennia a source of endless delight and instruction, and the work of these writers has given to Europe its frames of literary reference and its enduring canons of taste.

Baker & Taylor
Featuring decorative eighteenth-century engravings, a treasury of humor, love, wit, satire, and lyricism drawn from the immortal work of the Roman poets, from Catullus to Virgil, includes translations by great English poets.

Baker
& Taylor

Contains English translations of the major classical Roman poets including Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Martial, and Juvenal

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1997
ISBN: 9780375400711
0375400710
Branch Call Number: 871 ROMAN
Characteristics: 253 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Washington, Peter
Notes: Includes index

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