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Augustan poetry and the irrational, edited by Philip Hardie

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Augustan poetry and the irrational
Title
Augustan poetry and the irrational
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edited by Philip Hardie
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Language
eng
Summary
The establishment of the Augustan regime presents itself as the assertion of order and rationality in the political, ideological, and artistic spheres, after the disorder and madness of the civil wars of the late Republic. But the classical, Apollonian poetry of the Augustan period is fascinated by the irrational in both the public and private spheres. There is a vivid memory of the political and military furor that destroyed the Republic, and also an anxiety that furor may resurface, that the repressed may return. Epic and elegy are both obsessed with erotic madness: Dido experiences in her very public role the disabling effects of love that are both lamented and celebrated by the love elegists. Didactic (especially the Georgics) and the related Horatian exercises in satire and epistle, offer programmes for constructing rational order in the natural, political, and psychological worlds, but at best contain uneasily an ever-present threat of confusion and backsliding, and for the most part fall short of the austere standards of rational exposition set by Lucretius. Dionysus and the Dionysiac enjoy a prominence in Augustan poetry and art that goes well beyond the merely ornamental. The person of the emperor Augustus himself tests the limits of rational categorization. Augustan Poetry and the Irrational contains contributions by some of the leading experts of the Augustan period as well as a number of younger scholars. An introduction which surveys the field as a whole is followed by chapters that examine the manifestations of the irrational in a range of Augustan poets, including Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and the love elegists, and also explore elements of post-classical reception
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YDXCP
Dewey number
871/.01/09
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6047
LC item number
.A938 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Hardie, Philip R.
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  • Latin poetry
  • Irrationalism (Philosophy) in literature
  • Irrationalism (Philosophy) in literature
  • Latin poetry
  • Latein
  • Literatur
  • {u0098}Das{u009C} Irrationale
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Augustan poetry and the irrational, edited by Philip Hardie
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Note
Most of the chapters in this volume originated as papers in a colloquium entitled "Augustan Poetry and the Irrational", held at the University of Cambridge from 30 August to 1 September 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-319) and indexes
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Orestes, Aeneas, and Augustus: madness and tragedy in Virgil's Aeneid
  • Stefano Rebeggiani
  • 4.
  • The night of reason: the Esquiline and witches in Horace
  • Mario Labate
  • pt. 2
  • Order and disorder: counting and accounts
  • 5.
  • Beyond 'cosmos' and 'logos': an irrational cosmology in Virgil, Georgics 1.231-58?
  • 1.
  • Christian D. Hass
  • 6.
  • The magic of counting: on the cantatoric status of poetry (Catullus 5 and 7; Horace Odes 1.11)
  • Jürgen Paul Schwindt
  • 7.
  • Under the influence: Maecenas and Bacchus in Georgics 2
  • Emily Gowers
  • pt. 3
  • Reason and desire
  • 8.
  • Introduction: Augustan poetry and the irrational
  • Apollo in Tibullus 2.3 and 2.5
  • Jane Burkowski
  • 9.
  • The ars rhetorica: an Ovidian remedium for female furor?
  • Jacqueline Fabre-Serris
  • 10.
  • Augustan gothic: Alexander Pope reads Ovid
  • William Fitzgerald
  • 11.
  • The madness of elegy: rationalizing Propertius
  • Philip Hardie
  • Donncha O'Rourke
  • pt. 4
  • Self-contradictions: philosophy and rhetoric
  • 12.
  • The value of self-deception: Horace, Aristippus, Heraclides Ponticus, and the pleasures of the fool (and of the poet)
  • Mario Citroni
  • 13.
  • Irrational panegyric in Augustan Poetry
  • S.J. Heyworth
  • pt. 5
  • pt. 1
  • Virgilian figures of the irrational
  • 14.
  • Caderent omnes a crinibus hydri: the problems of the irrational in the Juno and Allecto Episode in Aeneid 7
  • Severine Clement-Tarantino
  • 15.
  • Adamastor and the epic poet's dark continent
  • Philip Hardie
  • Civil war: expiation and the return of the repressed
  • 2.
  • My enemy's enemy is my enemy: Virgil's illogical use of metus hostilis
  • Elena Giusti
Control code
910221652
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 327 pages
Isbn
9780198724728
Lccn
2015939410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910221652
Label
Augustan poetry and the irrational, edited by Philip Hardie
Publication
Copyright
Note
Most of the chapters in this volume originated as papers in a colloquium entitled "Augustan Poetry and the Irrational", held at the University of Cambridge from 30 August to 1 September 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-319) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Orestes, Aeneas, and Augustus: madness and tragedy in Virgil's Aeneid
  • Stefano Rebeggiani
  • 4.
  • The night of reason: the Esquiline and witches in Horace
  • Mario Labate
  • pt. 2
  • Order and disorder: counting and accounts
  • 5.
  • Beyond 'cosmos' and 'logos': an irrational cosmology in Virgil, Georgics 1.231-58?
  • 1.
  • Christian D. Hass
  • 6.
  • The magic of counting: on the cantatoric status of poetry (Catullus 5 and 7; Horace Odes 1.11)
  • Jürgen Paul Schwindt
  • 7.
  • Under the influence: Maecenas and Bacchus in Georgics 2
  • Emily Gowers
  • pt. 3
  • Reason and desire
  • 8.
  • Introduction: Augustan poetry and the irrational
  • Apollo in Tibullus 2.3 and 2.5
  • Jane Burkowski
  • 9.
  • The ars rhetorica: an Ovidian remedium for female furor?
  • Jacqueline Fabre-Serris
  • 10.
  • Augustan gothic: Alexander Pope reads Ovid
  • William Fitzgerald
  • 11.
  • The madness of elegy: rationalizing Propertius
  • Philip Hardie
  • Donncha O'Rourke
  • pt. 4
  • Self-contradictions: philosophy and rhetoric
  • 12.
  • The value of self-deception: Horace, Aristippus, Heraclides Ponticus, and the pleasures of the fool (and of the poet)
  • Mario Citroni
  • 13.
  • Irrational panegyric in Augustan Poetry
  • S.J. Heyworth
  • pt. 5
  • pt. 1
  • Virgilian figures of the irrational
  • 14.
  • Caderent omnes a crinibus hydri: the problems of the irrational in the Juno and Allecto Episode in Aeneid 7
  • Severine Clement-Tarantino
  • 15.
  • Adamastor and the epic poet's dark continent
  • Philip Hardie
  • Civil war: expiation and the return of the repressed
  • 2.
  • My enemy's enemy is my enemy: Virgil's illogical use of metus hostilis
  • Elena Giusti
Control code
910221652
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 327 pages
Isbn
9780198724728
Lccn
2015939410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910221652

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