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Aesthetic, Sociological, and Exploitative Attitudes to Landscape in Greco-Roman Literature, Art, and Culture

Diana Spencer.

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Art and Architecture; Classical Poetry; Classical Reception. 16324 words.

This article introduces and discusses ancient and contemporary approaches to landscape and proposes model readings for their evaluation. Model readings suggest strategies drawn from...

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Between Formalism and Historicism

Stephen Hinds.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry. 7754 words.

Certain canonical texts can become programmatically associated with certain issues in literary criticism. Movements of critical thinking between formalism and historicism, along with the...

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Epic

Philip Hardie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Religion in the Ancient World. 7110 words.

In ancient Rome, the epic is much occupied with beginnings and endings, foundation and destruction. The history of Roman epic begins with the translation into Latin of Homer's Odyssey by...

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Epic Poetry

Johannes Haubold.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Ancient Greek History. 5581 words.

The term ‘epic’, when applied to ancient Greek literature, refers to a set of texts that may be loosely defined as narrative poetry about the deeds of gods and heroes. To a very large...

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First-Person Poetry

Kathleen Mccarthy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry. 7216 words.

Roman first-person poetry, like its Greek predecessors, is much more likely than modern western poetry to exhibit a robust and well-defined ‘context of utterance’. Lowell Edmunds maintains...

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Greek Poetry

Gianfranco Agosti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Classical Reception. 20320 words.

Scholars have expressed increasing appreciation for the uniqueness of late Greek poetry which had long been dismissed as a mere continuation of the great classical and Hellenistic poetry....

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Hellenistic Culture

Susan Stephens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Classical Poetry. 5419 words.

This article suggests an appeal to a broader cultural contextualization, calling on scholars to look at the interactions between Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Hellenistic period,...

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Hellenistic Poetry

Alexander Sens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Ancient Greek History. 4916 words.

This article examines Hellenistic poetry by outlining the gradual separation between literary genres and the performance contexts within which they originally developed. The Hellenistic...

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Latin Poetry

Scott McGill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry. 13681 words.

This article discusses the Latin poetry of Late Antiquity. It focuses on the works of several poets including Claudius Claudianus, Rutilius Namatianus, Ausonius, Sidonius Apollinaris,...

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Literary Criticism

Joseph Farrell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Classical Literature. 5972 words.

Most of the literary theorists and critics of classical antiquity who are still studied today – Plato, Aristotle, ‘Longinus’, and a few others – are Greeks. The Romans, who by reputation...

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