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Poets in the Society of Augustan Rome

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ISBN 9780674437302

Publication Date: 01/01/1993

330 pages

4 tables

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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • I. Poets and Roman Social Life
    • The Poet as Companion and Protégé
    • Group Attachments
    • Requests and Pressure
  • II. Poets and Augustus
    • The Political Perception of Augustan Poetry
    • Literary Initiatives from Augustus’ Side
    • Poetic Approaches to Political Themes
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. The Social Status of Latin Poets
  • Appendix 2. Connections of the Augustan Poets
  • Appendix 3. Iubere and Literary Requests
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Notes
  • Index of Persons
  • Index of Passages

Awards & Accolades

  • 1995 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association
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