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Latin Poets and Roman Life

Griffin, Jasper

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ISBN 10: 0807816825 / ISBN 13: 9780807816820
Published by University of North Carolina Press, 1986
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## NEW book is clean, crisp, unclipped and unmarked. First Edition. First printing. Dust jacket is New with minimal shelf wear. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. No marks in or on book. NOT A REMAINDER. 226 pages. Index. Dust jacket protected in a new crystal clear MYLAR cover. Bubble wrapped and custom boxed for standard shipping. Unread, unused. New First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 003104

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Title: Latin Poets and Roman Life

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Latin Poets and Roman Life Jasper Griffin studies the inter-relation of literature and life in the Augustan poets. The works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid are characterized by a brilliant polish and a dazzling repertoire of devices for stylizing events and emotion; yet they remain convincing as a direct response to experience. Theories which deny that directness are criticized in this book as mistaken. The life of pleasure, in its kaleidoscopic variety - eating, drinking, bathing, love - is a central subject, but so is death. The book also discusses the uses of mythology, the influence of poetry on experience, and the interpretation of central passages in the poems of Virgil. All Latin quoted is translated into English.

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Jasper Griffin is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Balliol College, Oxford.

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