Poems of Rome

Poems of Rome

"An anthology of poems from the past two thousand years about Rome"--

Author: Karl Kirchwey

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9781101908013

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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"An anthology of poems from the past two thousand years about Rome"--
Categories: Poetry

Roman Poems

Roman Poems

The Italian film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini was first and always a poet-the most important civil poet, according to Alberto Moravia, in Italy in the second half of this century.

Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872861872

Category: Poetry

Page: 145

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Life on the outskirts of modern Rome, seen as an inferno.
Categories: Poetry

ROME Poems

ROME  Poems

“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation.

Author: Dorothea Lasky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871409409

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation. With haunting lines that “recall Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg” (Chicago Tribune) and influences ranging from Drake to Catullus, Lasky fuses the ancient world with the fierceness and heartbreak of everyday life. With each new book, from the grand religiosity of AWE to the flat sadness and nihilism of Black Life to the witchery of Thunderbird, her poems keep gaining an increasingly robust readership and have influenced an entire generation of younger poets. In ROME, Lasky finds herself in the arena of eternal longing and heartsick desire, confronting her ghosts and demons and proving she’s “one of the very best poets we’ve got” (Maggie Nelson).
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Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome

Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome

A sensuous collection of erotic poetry captures a world of love and romance from ancient Greece and Rome, in an anthology that features works by such classical writers as Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, and Catullus, among others. Original.

Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: UOM:39015059273501

Category: Poetry

Page: 129

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A sensuous collection of erotic poetry captures a world of love and romance from ancient Greece and Rome, in an anthology that features works by such classical writers as Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, and Catullus, among others. Original.
Categories: Poetry

The Priapus Poems

The Priapus Poems

This edition includes the original Latin texts as well as a commentary on classical references and textual problems.

Author:

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Unmistakable by virtue of his exaggerated phallus, Priapus--one of Rome's minor fertility gods--inspired a host of epigrammatic poems that offer one of the best primary sources for the study of ancient sexuality. Despite their apparent frivolity, the Priapus poems raise basic questions of class and gender, censorship, and the nature of obscenity. The god's self-conscious indecency placed him squarely in the realm of comedy, but his role as guardian of fertility also gave him a deep religious significance. Richard Hooper's introduction explores this important duality and places the poems in their historical context. Essentially graffiti clothed in the refined forms of classical poetry, The Priapus Poems offers the reader "a trip to Coney Island in a Rolls Royce." Hooper's lively translation makes these playful poems available for the first time to the nonspecialist in an appealing, elegant, and readable version. This edition includes the original Latin texts as well as a commentary on classical references and textual problems.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Didactic Poetry of Greece Rome and Beyond

Didactic Poetry of Greece  Rome and Beyond

The present volume approaches didactic poetry from different perspectives: the diachronic, mapping the development of didactic through changing social and political landscapes (from Homer and Hesiod to Neo-Latin didactic); and the ...

Author: Lilah Grace Canevaro

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781910589915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Here a team of established scholars offers new perspectives on poetic texts of wisdom, learning and teaching related to the great line of Greek and Latin poems descended from Hesiod. In previous scholarship, a drive to classify Greek and Latin didactic poetry has engaged with the near-total absence in ancient literary criticism of explicit discussion of didactic as a discrete genre. The present volume approaches didactic poetry from different perspectives: the diachronic, mapping the development of didactic through changing social and political landscapes (from Homer and Hesiod to Neo-Latin didactic); and the comparative, setting the Graeco-Roman tradition against a wider backdrop (including ancient near-eastern and contemporary African traditions). The issues raised include knowledge in its relation to power; the cognitive strategies of the didactic text; ethics and poetics; the interplay of obscurity and clarity, playfulness and solemnity; the authority of the teacher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alaric at Rome

Alaric at Rome

Author: Matthew Arnold

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001920765

Category:

Page: 339

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Ovid the Love Poems

Ovid  the Love Poems

Translations of Ovid's love poems.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836331

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

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Translations of Ovid's love poems.
Categories: Poetry

Gogol in Rome

Gogol in Rome

Katia Kapovich creates a gallery of narrative portraits that are both unheroic and unforgettable - mute children, laundering women, Moldovan homosexuals, beggars, pickpockets, peasants, Israeli Bedouins, Russian draftees, Soviet boy scouts, ...

Author: Kati͡a Kapovich

Publisher: Salt Publishing

ISBN: 1844710467

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE JERWOOD ALDEBURGH FIRST COLLECTION PRIZE. Katia Kapovich creates a gallery of narrative portraits that are both unheroic and unforgettable - mute children, laundering women, Moldovan homosexuals, beggars, pickpockets, peasants, Israeli Bedouins, Russian draftees, Soviet boy scouts, political convicts, all at home in Dostoyevskian, borderline worlds. She documents the great beauty that can emerge from marginalized existence.
Categories: Fiction

Ovid s Erotic Poems

Ovid s Erotic Poems

Ovid's Erotic Poems offers a modern English translation of the Amores and Ars Amatoria that retains the irreverent wit and verve of the original.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812246254

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 223

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The most sophisticated and daring poetic ironist of the early Roman Empire, Publius Ovidius Naso, is perhaps best known for his oft-imitated Metamorphoses. But the Roman poet also wrote lively and lewd verse on the subjects of love, sex, marriage, and adultery—a playful parody of the earnest erotic poetry traditions established by his literary ancestors. The Amores, Ovid's first completed book of poetry, explores the conventional mode of erotic elegy with some subversive and silly twists: the poetic narrator sets up a lyrical altar to an unattainable woman only to knock it down by poking fun at her imperfections. Ars Amatoria takes the form of didactic verse in which a purportedly mature and experienced narrator instructs men and women alike on how to best play their hands at the long con of love. Ovid's Erotic Poems offers a modern English translation of the Amores and Ars Amatoria that retains the irreverent wit and verve of the original. Award-winning poet Len Krisak captures the music of Ovid's richly textured Latin meters through rhyming couplets that render the verse as playful and agile as it was meant to be. Sophisticated, satirical, and wildly self-referential, Ovid's Erotic Poems is not just a wickedly funny send-up of romantic and sexual mores but also a sharp critique of literary technique and poetic convention.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Poems of Exile

The Poems of Exile

"This is no small achievement.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520242602

Category: History

Page: 451

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"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"—Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."—Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects
Categories: History

Catullus Bedspread

Catullus  Bedspread

During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty ...

Author: Daisy Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062317049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 846

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time, from doomed love affairs to shrewd political maneuvering and backstabbing—an accessible, appealing look at one of history’s greatest poets. Born to one of Verona’s leading families, Catullus spent most of his young adulthood in Rome, mingling with the likes of Caesar and Cicero and chronicling his life through his poetry. Famed for his lyrical and subversive voice, his poems about his friends were jocular, often obscenely funny, while those who crossed him found themselves skewered in raunchy verse, sudden objects of hilarity and ridicule. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Many of his poems recall his secret longstanding affair with the seductive older Clodia. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed alliance for power. During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty that will achieve immortality and make Catullus a legend. Catullus’ Bedspread includes an 8-page color insert.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Backgrounds to Augustan Poetry

Backgrounds to Augustan Poetry

Traces the developing attitude of poets of the first century BC, considering why they came to write as they did.

Author: David O. Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521207041

Category: History

Page: 176

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Traces the developing attitude of poets of the first century BC, considering why they came to write as they did.
Categories: History

Virgil s Eclogues

Virgil s Eclogues

Presenting the English on facing pages with the original Latin, Virgil's Eclogues also features an introduction by scholar Gregson Davis that situates the poems in the time in which they were created.

Author: Virgil

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205367

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known in English as Virgil, was perhaps the single greatest poet of the Roman empire—a friend to the emperor Augustus and the beneficiary of wealthy and powerful patrons. Most famous for his epic of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, he wrote two other collections of poems: the Georgics and the Bucolics, or Eclogues. The Eclogues were Virgil's first published poems. Ancient sources say that he spent three years composing and revising them at about the age of thirty. Though these poems begin a sequence that continues with the Georgics and culminates in the Aeneid, they are no less elegant in style or less profound in insight than the later, more extensive works. These intricate and highly polished variations on the idea of the pastoral poem, as practiced by earlier Greek poets, mix political, social, historical, artistic, and moral commentary in musical Latin that exerted a profound influence on subsequent Western poetry. Poet Len Krisak's vibrant metric translation captures the music of Virgil's richly textured verse by employing rhyme and other sonic devices. The result is English poetry rather than translated prose. Presenting the English on facing pages with the original Latin, Virgil's Eclogues also features an introduction by scholar Gregson Davis that situates the poems in the time in which they were created.
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A Study Guide for Mari Evans s When in Rome

A Study Guide for Mari Evans s  When in Rome

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410344106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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A Study Guide for Mari Evans's "When in Rome," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poems of Catullus

The Poems of Catullus

An up-to-date translation of Catullus with a contemporary feel that showcases his radical voice and edgy sensibility.

Author: Catullus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107028555

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

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An up-to-date translation of Catullus with a contemporary feel that showcases his radical voice and edgy sensibility.
Categories: Literary Collections

Freud s Rome

Freud s Rome

Examines the role of psychoanalysis within Latin literary studies, focusing on what psychoanalytic theory has to contribute to interpretation.

Author: Ellen Oliensis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521846615

Category: History

Page: 148

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Examines the role of psychoanalysis within Latin literary studies, focusing on what psychoanalytic theory has to contribute to interpretation. The argument is organized around three key topics - mourning, motherhood, and the origins of sexual difference - and takes the poetry of Catullus, Virgil, and Ovid as its point of reference.
Categories: History

The Love Poems

The Love Poems

This edition considers the play in the context of various critical approaches, offers a history of the play in performance from Shakespeare's time to ours, and provides useful information on its historical background.

Author: Ovid,

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: UVA:X030465942

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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During Shakespeare's lifetime, Henry IV was his most popular play. Today, Sir John Falstaff still towers above Shakespeare's other comic inventions. This edition considers the play in the context of various critical approaches, offers a history of the play in performance from Shakespeare's time to ours, and provides useful information on its historical background. Readers will also find detailed commentary on individual words and phrases, and selections from Shakespeare's sources.
Categories: Literary Criticism