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The Resource The space that remains : reading Latin poetry in late antiquity, Aaron Pelttari

The space that remains : reading Latin poetry in late antiquity, Aaron Pelttari

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The space that remains : reading Latin poetry in late antiquity
Title
The space that remains
Title remainder
reading Latin poetry in late antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Pelttari
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Language
eng
Summary
When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, and Statius is now generally recognized, but the final years of the Roman Empire are not normally associated with poetic achievement. Recently, however, classical scholars have begun reassessing a number of poets from Late Antiquity--names such as Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius--understanding them as artists of considerable talent and influence. In The Space That Remains, Aaron Pelttari offers the first systematic study of these fourth-century poets since Michael Robert's foundational The Jeweled Style (Cornell, 1989). It is the first to give equal attention to both Christian and Pagan poetry and the first to take seriously the issue of readership. Like the Roman Empire, Latin literature was in a state of flux during the fourth century. As Pelttari shows, the period marked a turn towards forms of writing that privilege the reader's active involvement in shaping the meaning of the text. In the poetry of Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius we can see the increasing importance of distinctions between old and new, ancient and modern, forgotten and remembered. The strange traditionalism and verbalism of the day often concealed a desire for immediacy and presence. We can see these changes most clearly in the expectations placed upon readers. The space that remains is the space that the reader comes to inhabit, as would increasingly become the case in the literature of the Latin Middle Ages
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1982-
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Pelttari, Aaron
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in classical philology
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  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Authors and readers
  • Reader-response criticism
  • POETRY
  • HISTORY
  • Authors and readers
  • Latin poetry
  • Latin poetry
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Lyrik
  • Latein
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The space that remains : reading Latin poetry in late antiquity, Aaron Pelttari
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-180) and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : late antique poetry and the figure of the reader -- Text, interpretation, and authority -- Prefaces and the reader's approach to the text -- Open texts and layers of meaning -- The presence of the reader : allusion in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the space that remains
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ocn890435065
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455001
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455001
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22573/ctt9xz3jx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890435065
Label
The space that remains : reading Latin poetry in late antiquity, Aaron Pelttari
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-180) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : late antique poetry and the figure of the reader -- Text, interpretation, and authority -- Prefaces and the reader's approach to the text -- Open texts and layers of meaning -- The presence of the reader : allusion in late antiquity -- Conclusion : the space that remains
Control code
ocn890435065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801455001
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801455001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt9xz3jx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890435065

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