Victorian Horace : classics and class
- Stephen Harrison.
- English, Latin. English text with passages in Latin with parallel English translations from the Latin.
- London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
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- ix, 200 pages ; 25 cm.
- Classical inter/faces.
- Harrison, S. J., author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-196) and index.
- Series Preface Preface to the Volume 1. Preliminaries: from English Augustan to Victorian Horace Introduction: Horace and cultural capital A case study: 17C and 18C translations Rochester, Dryden and Pope: versions in context The Romantics: Byron, Wordsworth, Keats Horace and the Victorian gentleman 2. Horace in Victorian commentaries, literary criticism, translations (i)Commentaries (ii)Literary criticism (iii)Translations Martin Conington Lytton Gladstone Other complete versions Partial versions 3. Horace and the Victorian Poets I: Tennyson, Arnold, Clough, Fitzgerald Tennyson Arnold Clough Fitzgerald 4. Horace and the Victorian Poets II: Other Imitations Horace updated Horace the Victorian Young Man Loftier allusions 5. Horace in Victorian fiction Horace at Athens Horace and the major Victorian novelists (i)Charles Dickens (ii)William Makepeace Thackeray (iii)George Eliot (iv)Anthony Trollope (v)Thomas Hardy 6: Epilogue - modernising Horace Envoi Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The poetry of Horace was central to Victorian male elite education and the ancient poet himself, suitably refashioned, became a model for the English gentleman. Horace and the Victorians examines the English reception of Horace in Victorian culture, a period which saw the foundations of the discipline of modern classical scholarship in England and of many associated and lasting social values. It shows that the scholarly study, translation and literary imitation of Horace in this period were crucial elements in reinforcing the social prestige of Classics as a discipline and its function as an indicator of 'gentlemanly' status through its domination of the elite educational system and its prominence in literary production. The book ends with an epilogue suggesting that the framework of study and reception of a classical author such as Horace, so firmly established in the Victorian era, has been modernised and 'democratised' in recent years, matching the movement of Classics from a discipline which reinforces traditional and conservative social values to one which can be seen as both marginal and liberal.
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