St. J. Green (éd.), Grattius. Hunting an Augustan Poet

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Steven J. Green (éd.), Grattius. Hunting an Augustan Poet, Oxford, 2018.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
304 pages
ISBN : 9780198789017
60 £


Grattius' Cynegetica, a Roman didactic poem on hunting with dogs, is the author's only surviving work, though it reaches us now in an incomplete form. Thanks to a passing reference by Ovid in his Epistulae ex Ponto it can confidently be dated to the Augustan period, and yet while his literary contemporaries have been and continue to be subjects of academic scrutiny, Grattius is seldom read and remains almost completely unappreciated in classical and literary scholarship.


List of Contributors
Text and Translation
Roman Didactic and Epic Interactions

1: Grattius' Cynegetica: A Protean Poem at the Heart of the Roman Didactic Tradition, Giulia Fanti
2: 'te sociam, Ratio . . .': Hunting as Paradigm in the Cynegetica, Monica R. Gale
3: Hunt as War and War as Hunt: Grattius' Cynegetica and Virgil's Aeneid, Boris Kayachev
4: Ars Venandi: The Art of Hunting in Grattius' Cynegetica and Ovid's Ars Amatoria, Christina Tsaknaki
Hunting and the World
5: Motion in Grattius, G. O. Hutchinson
6: Grattius and Augustus: Hunting for an Emperor, Steven J. Green
Mythical Hunters
7: The Conditions of Poetic Immortality: Epicurus, Daphnis, and Hagnon, Lisa Whitlatch
8: Authorial Surrogates in Grattius' Cynegetica, Donncha O Rourke
Grattius in the Early Modern Period
9: Hunting with Hounds in Neo-Latin: The Reception of Grattius from Fracastoro to Vanière, Victoria Moul
10: Hunting and the Seventeenth-Century English Gentleman: Christopher Wase's Translation of Grattius' Cynegeticon (1654), Mike Waters

Appendix: Slaves, Poetry, and the Case against Transposition of Verses 61-74


Source : Oxford University Press


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