Aspects of the Language of Latin Poetry

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Roland Mayer, James Noel Adams, R. G. Mayer
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 447 strán (strany)
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Of the peoples of ancient Italy, only the Romans committed newly composed poems to writing, and for about 250 years Latin-speakers developed an impressive verse literature. The language had traditional resources of high style, e.g. alliteration, lexical and morphological archaism or grecism, and of course metaphor and word-order; and there were also less obvious resources in the technical vocabularies of law, philosophy, and medicine. The essays in this volume show how the poets in the classical period combined these elements, and so created a poetic medium that could comprehend satire, invective, erotic elegy, drama, lyric, and the grandest heroic epics. These wide-ranging studies will be essential reading for all students of Latin.

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Poetic Diction Poetic Discourse and the Poetic Register
21
Nominative Personal Pronouns and Some Patterns of Speech
97
The Word Order of Horaces Odes
135
Grecism
157
The Latin
183
Lucretius Use and Avoidance of Greek
227
Syntax
249
Tentative Considerations on Shifting Objects
269
Stylistic Registers in Juvenal
311
The Arrangement and the Language of Catullus socalled polymetra
335
This
337
Tibullus and the Language of Latin Elegy
377
Anomaly Innovation and Genre in Ovid
399
Bibliography
415
Index verborum
437
Autorské práva

Its Function
289

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J. N. Adams is at University of Reading. R. G. Mayer is at King's College London.

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