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By Lauren Curtis

ISBN-10: 1107188784

ISBN-13: 9781107188785

From archaic Sparta to classical Athens the refrain used to be a pervasive characteristic of Greek social and cultural lifestyles. previously, notwithstanding, its reception in Roman literature and tradition has been little preferred. This booklet examines how the refrain is reimagined in a short yet an important interval within the historical past of Latin literature, the early Augustan interval from 30 to ten BCE. It argues that during the paintings of Horace, Virgil, and Propertius, the language and imagery of the refrain articulate a few of their so much urgent issues surrounding social and literary belonging in a swiftly altering Roman international. by means of re-examining seminal Roman texts corresponding to Horace's Odes and Virgil's Aeneid from this clean standpoint, the ebook connects the heritage of musical tradition with Augustan poetry's interrogation of basic questions surrounding the connection among person and group, poet and viewers, functionality and writing, Greek and Roman, and culture and innovation.

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