The Fragmentary Latin poets
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
- Physical description
- 504 p.
- Courtney, E. (Edward), 1932-
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Index of Authors-- Bibliography and Abbreviations-- Sources of Quotations-- Text and Commentary-- Comparative Table-- Alphabetical List of Authors-- Index of Titles-- Metrical index-- General Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- To fully understand to development of Latin poetry, one has to consider not only the prominent figures whose entire works survive, but also the writers known to us only in fragments, usually small, from quotations. The fragments of the non-dramatic poets have been collected by Baehrens, Morel and Buechner, but only a few have ever received a commentary. This book revises the texts, taking advantage of much earlier work now largely forgotten, and provides the necessary interpretative and illustrative material. By building up, wherever possible, a picture of each writer, Professor Courtney places them in the context of the development of Latin poetry and thus gathers together information at present widely scattered. He also adds some writers not usually included in this corpus, in particular Tiberianus, the so-called "De Bello Actiaco" and the minor works of Ennius.
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- Publication date
- edited with commentary by Edward Courtney.