The Walking Muse

The Walking Muse

The Walking Muse

In laying the groundwork for a fresh and challenging reading of Roman satire, Kirk Freudenburg explores the literary precedents behind the situations and characters created by Horace, one of Rome's earliest and most influential satirists. Critics tend to think that his two books of Satires are but trite sermons of moral reform--which the poems superficially claim to be--and that the reformer speaking to us is the young Horace, a naive Roman imitator of the rustic, self-made Greek philosopher Bion. By examining Horace's debt to popular comedy and to the conventions of Hellenistic moral literature, however, Freudenburg reveals the sophisticated mask through which the writer distances himself from the speaker in these earthy diatribes--a mask that enables the lofty muse of poetry to walk in satire's mundane world of adulterous lovers and quarrelsome neighbors. After presenting the speaker of the diatribes as a stage character, a version of the haranguing cynic of comedy and mime, Freudenburg explains the theoretical importance of such conventions in satire at large. His analysis includes a reinterpretation of Horace's criticisms of Lucilius, and ends with a theory of satire based on the several images of the satirist presented in Book One, which reveals the true depth of Horace's ethical and philosophical concerns. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Genre : History
Author : Kirk Freudenburg
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-07-14
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9781400852932


The Philosophizing Muse

The Philosophizing Muse

PIERIDES III, Editors: Myrto Garani and David Konstan Despite the Romans' reputation for being disdainful of abstract speculation, Latin poetry from its very beginning was deeply permeated by Greek philosophy. Philosophical elements and commonplaces have been identified and appreciated in a wide range of writers, but the extent of the Greek philosophical influence, and in particular the impact of Pythagorean, Empedoclean, Epicurean and Stoic doctrines, on Latin verse has never been fully in...

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : David Konstan
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2014-10-17
Total Pages : 382 Pages
ISBN : 9781443869850


The Walking Muse In America

The Walking Muse In America

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Author : Jeffrey Edward Simpson
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Release : 1991
Total Pages : 358 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:27103539


The Captive Muse

The Captive Muse

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Genre : English poetry
Author : Thomas Dutton
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Release : 1814
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433074856034


The Captive Muse A Collection Of Fugitive Poems Written By The Author During His Captivity In France Interspersed With A Variety Of Anecdotes Illustrative Of The Cruel Treatment Of The British Prisoners Of War By The French Government And Its Agents

The Captive Muse A Collection Of Fugitive Poems Written By The Author During His Captivity In France Interspersed With A Variety Of Anecdotes Illustrative Of The Cruel Treatment Of The British Prisoners Of War By The French Government And Its Agents

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Author : Thomas DUTTON (M.A.)
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Release : 1814
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0017911537


The Christian Muse S Birth Place And Filial Honour S Tribute A Poem

The Christian Muse S Birth Place And Filial Honour S Tribute A Poem

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Author : William Augustus P. Hewett
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Release : 1848
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590483741


Classical Constructions

Classical Constructions

A collection of ground-breaking and scholarly papers on Latin literature by a number of distinguished classicists, produced in memory of Don Fowler, who died in 1999 at the age of 46. The essays are concerned with the reception of the classical world, extending into the realms of modern philosophy, art history, and cultural studies.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : S. J. Heyworth
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2007-10-04
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780199218035


Walking In On People Able Muse Book Award

Walking In On People Able Muse Book Award

In Melissa Balmain’s Walking in on People, the serious is lightened with a generous serving of wit and humor, and the lighthearted is enriched with abundant wisdom. She shows us how poetry can be fun yet grounded in everyday challenges and triumphs, with subjects ranging from the current and hip (Facebook posts, online dating, layoffs, retail therapy, cell-phone apps, trans fat), to the traditional and time-tested (marriage, child-rearing, love, death). Through it all, her craft is masterful, with a formal dexterity deployed with precision in a showcase of forms such as the villanelle, ballad, triolet, nonce, and the sonnet. It is little wonder then that Walking in on People is the winner of the 2013 Able Muse Book Award, as selected by the final judge, X.J. Kennedy. This is a collection that will not only entertain thoroughly, but also enlighten and reward the reader. PRAISE FOR WALKING IN ON PEOPLE: Walking in on People grabbed me with its very title, and it never let go. Poetry these days is rarely so entertaining, so beautifully crafted, so sharp of eye, yet so wise and warm of heart. Melissa Balmain keenly perceives faults in people and in our popular culture, with piercing wit but never bitterness. Don’t miss the wonderful “Lament,” on what it takes to write a best seller, or “The Marital Bed,” a love poem with naturalistic detail. She really commands her art. Indeed, I think any poet who rhymes lobsters and Jersey mobsters deserves to have an equestrian statue of herself erected in Bangor or Newark or both. — X.J. Kennedy (Judge, 2013 Able Muse Book Award) Melissa Balmain’s poems add to the rhythmic bounce of light verse a darker, more cutting humor. The result is an infectious, often hilarious blend of the sweet and the lethal, the charming and the acidic. — Billy Collins So many of the poems in Melissa Balmain’s triumphant debut lodge themselves in that Frostian zone where they are hard to get rid of. They recur in the mind in moments of hilarity and pathos, of exaltation and mortification, and they never let us go. — David Yezzi (from the foreword) Accessible and entertaining poetry doesn't often prevail over the grim personal memoir in poetry contests, but this time the judges were smart. They went for Melissa Balmain's stylish and always metrically perfect wit. You can relate to this poetry if you have ever: longed to save the restaurant lobsters from their fate, lost your lover to his electronic devices, faced the fact that babies are ugly and toddlers suppress your genius, or (of course) walked in on people in all the wrong places. With diverse forms, inventive rhymes, the right word always chosen and a sense of humor always in evidence—you really have no excuse not to buy this book. — Gail White

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Genre : Humor
Author : Melissa Balmain
Publisher : Able Muse Press
Release : 2014-06-23
Total Pages : 102 Pages
ISBN : 9781927409305


Persius And Juvenal

Persius And Juvenal

The last decades have seen a lively interest in Roman verse satire, and this collection of essays introduces the reader to the best of modern critical writing on Persius and Juvenal. The eight articles on Persius range from detailed analyses of his fine technique to readings inspired by theoretical approaches such as New Historicism, Reader-Response Criticism, and Dialogics. The nine selections on Juvenal focus upon the pivotal question in modern Juvenalian criticism: how serious is the poet when he voices his appallingly misogynist, homophobic, and xenophobic moralism? The contributors challenge the straightforward equivalence of author and speaker in a variety of ways, and they also point up the technical aspects of Juvenal's art. Three papers have been newly translated for this volume, and all Latin quotations are also given in English. A specially written Introduction provides a useful conspectus of recent scholarship.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Maria Plaza
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2009-08-07
Total Pages : 568 Pages
ISBN : 9780191570773


Concepts And Functions Of Philhellenism

Concepts And Functions Of Philhellenism

Key aspects of philhellenism – political self-determination, freedom, beauty, individual greatness – originate in antiquity and present a complex reception history. The force of European philhellenism derives from ancient Roman idealizations, which have been drawn on by European movements since the Enlightenment. How is philhellenism able to transcend national, cultural and epochal limits? The articles collected in this volume deal with (1) the ancient conceptualization of philhellenism, (2) the actualization and politicization of the term at the time of the European Restoration (1815–30), and (3) the transformation of philhellenism into a pan-European movement. During the Greek struggle for independence the different receptions of philhellenism regain a common focus; philhellenism becomes an inextricable element in the creation of a pan-European identity and a starting point for the regeneration and modernization of Greece. – It is easy to criticize the tradition of philhellenism as being simplistic, naïve, and self-serving, but there is an irreducibly utopian element in later philhellenic idealizations of ancient Greece.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Martin Vöhler
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2021-01-18
Total Pages : 299 Pages
ISBN : 9783110716023