Iambic Ideas: Essays on a Poetic Tradition from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire

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Alberto Cavarzere, Antonio Aloni, Alessandro Barchiesi
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 263 Seiten
"With its judicious sampling of topics, each developed in impressive detail, Iambic Ideas itself rates as a perfectly brilliant idea. The book provides a much-needed sense of 'iambic' as a self-standing generic enterprise within the literatures of Greece and Rome, poetry that both writes and plays by its own rules. The book is thus a first of its kind, and fundamental to the study of verse invective in antiquity. -- Kirk Freudenburg, Ohio State University The collection is strong and provocative in both its breadth and its depth. Iambic Ideas is nicely produced, organized, and balanced. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review * Iambic Ideas offers a rich selection of essays from a range of international experts...Each contribution is of considerable value on its own merits, and the collection as a whole reveals both the coherence and the diversity of the 'genre.' * Greek and Rome, Oxford Academic Journals * The collection as a whole is useful and important. * Journal Of Roman Studies * Iambic Ideas is a must read for anyone interested in Greek and Roman poetry. These twelve thought-provoking essays are constructed to move beyond formal generic classifications and to focus on the broader continuities, interactions, and significance of the iambic impulse from the archaic to late antique. The temporal span of these essays enables the readers to gain access to material that might otherwise be unfamiliar and allows for a far richer understanding of poetic processes in play" -- Susan Stephens, Stanford University.
 

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Early Greek Iambic Poetry The Importance of Narrative
1
What Is That Man Doing in Sappho fr 31 V?
29
Iambic Motifs in Alcaeus Lyrics
41
Iambic Patterns in Aristophanic Comedy
65
Callimachus Iamb 4 From Performance to Writing
77
Iambic Presences in Ennius Saturae
99
Catullian Iambics Catullian Iambi
117
Horace and lambos The Poet as Literary Historian
141
Some Generic Problems in Horaces Epodes Or On Not Being Archilochus Stephen J Harrison
165
Epode 14 Horaces Carmen Inconditum?
187
Ego Polivi Versibus Senarus Phaedrus and Iambic Poetry
205
Late Antique Iambics and lambike Idea
219
Index Locorum
257
About the Contributors
261
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Alessandro Barchiesi is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Verona, Italy. Antonio Aloni is Professor of Greek Literature at the University of Torino, Italy. Alberto Cavarzere is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Trento, Italy.

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