Musa Pedestris

Musa Pedestris Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

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A characteristic of Greek and Latin poetry (sometimes an intimidating one) is the variety of metrical shapes it can adopt. Llewelyn Morgan offers an accessible account of some of the most common of these metres in Roman poetry, and explains how the poets can exploit them to support, supplement, or indeed drive the meaning of the poems they carry. Metre is revealed as an aspect of Roman poetry which is every bit as creative as its word play, and new insights are given to a range of Roman poems, from reassessments of familiar poems by Catullus and Horace to explanations of the remarkable artistry underlying less mainstream works by Martial, Statius, and Lucilius.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199554188
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 871.0109
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 662g
Height: 226mm
Width: 147mm
Spine width: 26mm