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    DescriptionS. J. Harrison sets out to sketch one answer to a key question in Latin literary history: why did the period c.39-19 BC in Rome produce such a rich range of complex poetical texts, above all in the work of the famous poets Vergil and Horace? Harrison argues that one central aspect of this literary flourishing was the way in which different poetic genres or kinds (pastoral, epic, tragedy, etc.) interacted with each other and that that interaction itself was a prominent literary subject. He explores this issue closely through detailed analysis of passages of the two poets' works between these dates. Harrison opens with an outline of generic theory ancient and modern as a basis for his argument, suggesting how different poetic genres and their partial presence in each other can be detected in the Latin poetry of the first century BC.

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    Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace
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    By (author) S. J. Harrison
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199691845
    ISBN 10: 0199691843

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    Oxford University Press
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    20 September 2012
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    S. J. Harrison is Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Corpus Christi College, and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford.
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    Review from previous edition Generic Enrichment promises to prompt... disagreements and to further discussion, evidence of its high value. Harrison has written a helpful read for those interested in Augustan poetry, genre theory, and Roman literary history in general. Timothy S. Johnson, Classical World ...a bounty of compelling readings. Brian W. Breed, Bryn Mawr Classical Review useful and enlightening Katharine Radice, The Journal of Classics Teaching
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: Generic Groundwork ; 2. Beyond Pastoral? Generic Pressures in Vergil's Eclogues ; 3. Ambition to Rise: Horace, Satires 1 ; 4. On Not Being Archilochus: Horace's Epodes ; 5. Intra-Epic Debate: Vergil's Georgics ; 6. Lyric Flexibility: Literary Form in Horace's Odes ; 7. Epic Inclusivity: Vergil's Aeneid