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Catullus and Roman Comedy Theatricality and Personal Drama in the Late Republic




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 01/2021





Note Editore

In the past century, scholars have observed a veritable full cast of characters from Roman comedy in the poetry of Catullus. Despite this growing recognition of comedy's allusive presence in Catullus' work, there has never been an extended analysis of how he engaged with this foundational Roman genre. This book sketches a more coherent picture of Catullus' use of Roman comedy and shows that individual points of contact with the theatre in his corpus are part of a larger, more sustained poetic program than has been recognized. Roman comedy, it argues, offered Catullus a common cultural vocabulary, drawn from the public stage and shared with his audience, with which to explore and convey private ideas about love, friendship, and social rivalry. It also demonstrates that Roman comedy continued to present writers after the second century BCE with a meaningful source of social, cultural, and artistic value.




Sommario

Introduction; 1. Through the Comic Looking-Glass; 2. The Best Medicine: Comic Cures for Love in the 1st Century BCE; 3. Heroic Badness and Catullus' Plautine Plots; 4. Naughty Girls: Comic Figures and Gendered Control in Catullus; Epilogue. The Show Goes On: From Roman Comedy to Latin Love Elegy; Bibliography.




Autore

Christopher B. Polt is an Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Boston College, Massachusetts. He has published extensively on Latin poetry of the Republic and early Empire. He was the recipient of the Linda Dykstra Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.







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ISBN:

9781108839815

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 229 x 14 x 152 mm Ø 476 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Pagine Arabe: 232






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