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The Resource Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience, [by] Kenneth Quinn

Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience, [by] Kenneth Quinn

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Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience
Title
Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience
Statement of responsibility
[by] Kenneth Quinn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this work is to identify those classics of Roman literature which deserve to survive because of their intrinsic quality and their lasting significance. The most important of these texts are placed in the context of the tradition which each represents and which each group of texts, taken together, constitutes. Four main streams of tradition are identified: the poet as storyteller (narrative poetry and drama), the poet as teacher (didactic poetry), the poet as himself (personal poetry and the poetry of social comment), and Roman literary prose. Each major text is presented in the form of one or more passages of substantial length for analysis in detail and comparison with related works. The translations used include leading literary translations since the sixteenth century. The result is a history of Roman literature in which the emphasis is laid on the quality of the texts discussed rather than on comprehensiveness of treatment, and on organic relationships rather than on chronology
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Quinn, Kenneth
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA6003
LC item number
.Q5
Literary form
non fiction
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Latin literature
Label
Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience, [by] Kenneth Quinn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-261)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780710002792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Texts and contexts: the Roman writers and their audience, [by] Kenneth Quinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-261)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780710002792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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