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The Resource Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace, Michael C.J. Putnam

Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace, Michael C.J. Putnam

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Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace
Title
Poetic interplay
Title remainder
Catullus and Horace
Statement of responsibility
Michael C.J. Putnam
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earlier poet was probably the single most important source of inspiration for Horace's Odes, the later author's magnum opus. Except in some half-dozen poems, Catullus is not, technically, writing lyric because his favored meters do not fall into that category. Nonetheless, however disparate their preferred genres and their stylistic usage, Horace found in the poetry of Catullus, whatever its mode of presentation, a constant stimulus for his imagination. And, despite the differences between the two poets, Putnam's close readings reveal that many of Horace's poems echo Catullus verbally, thematically, or both. By illustrating how Horace often found his own voice even as he acknowledged Catullus's genius, Putnam guides us to a deeper appreciation of the earlier poet as well"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Putnam, Michael C. J
Dewey number
874/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6411
LC item number
.P84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Martin classical lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Odes
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Horace
  • Catullus, Gaius Valerius
  • Virgil
  • Helen
  • Rome
Label
Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace, Michael C.J. Putnam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Expanded version of the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures, delivered at Oberlin College in March 2004"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-164) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Time and place -- Speech and silence -- Helen -- Virgil -- Genres and a dialogue
Control code
61879821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 171 pages
Isbn
9780691125374
Lccn
2005054516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691125374
Label
Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace, Michael C.J. Putnam
Publication
Note
"Expanded version of the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures, delivered at Oberlin College in March 2004"--Pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-164) 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
Time and place -- Speech and silence -- Helen -- Virgil -- Genres and a dialogue
Control code
61879821
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 171 pages
Isbn
9780691125374
Lccn
2005054516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691125374

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