Neo-Latin poetry in the British Isles
- edited by L.B.T. Houghton and Gesine Manuwald.
- English, Latin. Text in English with Latin passages and accompanying English translation.
- London : Bristol Classical Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction : Musa Britanna / L.B.T. Houghton and Gesine Manuwald
- John Leland's communities of the epigram / Andrew Taylor
- Thomas Campion : a poet between the two worlds of classical and English literature / Gesine Manuwald
- Juvenes ornatissimi : the student writing of George Herbert and John Milton / Sarah Knight
- Abraham Cowley, Davideis. Sacri poematis operis imperfecti liber unus / Philip Hardie
- Horatian odes in Abraham Cowley's Plantarum Libri Sex (1668) / Victoria Moul
- Samuel Johnson's Latin poetry / Niall Rudd
- The Latin poetry of English gentlemen / David Money
- George Buchanan, chieftain of neo-Latin poets / Roger P.H. Green
- George Buchanan : the Scottish Horace / Stephen Harrison
- Spectacles from Scotland : Camden, Johnston and the Urbes Britanniae / Angus Vine
- Lucan in the Highlands : James Philp's Grameid and the traditions of ancient epic / L.B.T. Houghton
- Est locus a castro decliui rupe recedens : a sense of place in some Latin works from Glamorgan / Ceri Davies
- Ireland's first Renaissance poet : the Latin verse of Doncanus Hibernus / Jason Harris
- 'Now or never, now and forever' : an unpublished, anonymous Irish Jacobite epic on the Williamite War (1688-91) / Keith Sidwell.
Investigation of the Latin poetry produced by British poets from the sixteenth century onwards affords an indispensible insight into a dominant strand in the intellectual, cultural and educational life of the British Isles during this period. At this time, the composition of Latin poetry was a regular feature of school curricula and a popular leisure-time activity of the educated elite. Such examination also sheds light on the poetic principles and practice of major British poets (such as Campion, Cowley, Herbert and Milton) who penned a large quantity of neo-Latin verse in addition to their better-known vernacular works. Contributors Ceri Davies, Swansea University; Roger P.H. Green, University of Glasgow; Philip Hardie, University of Cambridge; Jason Harris, University College Cork; Stephen Harrison, University of Oxford; L.B.T. Houghton, University of Glasgow; Sarah Knight, University of Leicester; Gesine Manuwald, University College London; David Money, University of Cambridge; Victoria Moul, King's College London; Niall Rudd, University of Liverpool; Keith Sidwell, University of Calgary; Andrew Taylor, University of Cambridge; Angus Vine, University of Stirling.
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- Latin poetry, Medieval and modern > Great Britain > History and criticism.
- Latin poetry, Medieval and modern > Ireland > History and criticism.
- POETRY > Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
- Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800.
- Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
- Latin poetry, Medieval and modern.
- Great Britain.
- Publication date
- 1472503023 (electronic bk.)
- 9781472503022 (electronic bk.)
- 9781472503015 (electronic bk.)
- 1472503015 (electronic bk.)