Putnam, Michael C. J.

Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace / Michael C.J. Putnam. - Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006. - 1 online resource (x, 171 p.) - JSTOR eBooks Martin classical lectures . - Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered). New series. .

"Expanded version of the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures, delivered at Oberlin College in March 2004"--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-164) and indexes.

Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Time and Place; CHAPTER TWO: Speech and Silence; CHAPTER THREE: Helen; CHAPTER FOUR: Virgil; CHAPTER FIVE: Genres and a Dialogue; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Poems Cited; General Index.

The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earli.

9781400827428 (electronic bk.) 1400827426 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt10277 JSTOR


Horace--Knowledge--Literature.
Catullus, Gaius Valerius--Influence.
Virgil--In literature.


Helen of Troy (Greek mythology) in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Odes--History and criticism.


Rome--In literature.

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