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The Resource How to read a Latin poem : if you can't read Latin yet, William Fitzgerald

How to read a Latin poem : if you can't read Latin yet, William Fitzgerald

Label
How to read a Latin poem : if you can't read Latin yet
Title
How to read a Latin poem
Title remainder
if you can't read Latin yet
Statement of responsibility
William Fitzgerald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Latin is very much alive in the poetry written by the great Latin poets, and this book is about their poetry, their language, and their culture. Fitzgerald shows the reader with little or no knowledge of the Latin language how it works as a unique vehicle for poetic expression and thought. Moving between close analysis of particular Latin poems and more general discussions of Latin poets, literature, and society, Fitzgerald gives the un-Latined reader an insider's view of how Latin poetry feels and what makes it worth reading, even today. His book explores what can be said and done in a poetry and a language that are both very different from English and yet have profoundly influenced it. He takes the reader through the whole range of Latin poetry from the trivial, obscene, and vicious, to the sublime, the passionate, and the uplifting. Individual chapters focus on particular authors (such as Vergil and Horace) or on themes (love, hate, civil war), and together they explain why we should care about what the poets of ancient Rome had to say. - Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Fitzgerald, William
Dewey number
871.009
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6047
LC item number
.F58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Literature
  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Latein
  • Versdichtung
Label
How to read a Latin poem : if you can't read Latin yet, William Fitzgerald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love, and a genre -- Hate, mockery, and the physical world -- Horace: the sensation of mediocrity -- Vergil: the unclassical classic -- Lucan and Seneca: poets of apocalypse -- Science fiction: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura and Ovid's Metamorphoses
Control code
ocn795759765
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780199657865
Lccn
2012532357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199657865
  • (OCoLC)795759765
Label
How to read a Latin poem : if you can't read Latin yet, William Fitzgerald
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love, and a genre -- Hate, mockery, and the physical world -- Horace: the sensation of mediocrity -- Vergil: the unclassical classic -- Lucan and Seneca: poets of apocalypse -- Science fiction: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura and Ovid's Metamorphoses
Control code
ocn795759765
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780199657865
Lccn
2012532357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199657865
  • (OCoLC)795759765

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