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Title Philodemus and poetry : poetic theory and practice in Lucretius, Philodemus, and Horace / edited by Dirk Obbink.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  881.0109 PHIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-288) and index.
Contents 1. Framing the Margins of Philodemus and Poetry / Diskin Clay -- 2. Epicurean Poetics / Elizabeth Asmis -- 3. Epicurean Poetics: Response and Dialogue / David Sider -- 4. The Epicurean Philosopher as Hellenistic Poet / David Sider -- 5. The Alleged Impossibility of Philosophical Poetry / Michael Wigodsky -- 6. Reconstructing Philodemus' On Poems / Richard Janko -- 7. Content and Form in Philodemus: The History of an Evasion / James Porter -- 8. Philodemus on Censorship, Moral Utility, and Formalism in Poetry / Elizabeth Asmis -- 9. Philodemus on the Technicity of Rhetoric / David Blank -- 10. How to Read Poetry about Gods / Dirk Obbink -- 11. The Impossibility of Metathesis: Philodemus and Lucretius on Form and Content in Poetry / David Armstrong -- 12. Satire as Poetry and the Impossibility of Metathesis in Horace's Satires / Steven Oberhelman and David Armstrong -- Appendix 1. Philodemus, On Poems Book 5., Translated by David Armstrong from the edition of Cecilia Mangoni.
Appendix 2. Philodemus on Poetics, Music, and Rhetoric: A Classified Bibliography.
Summary This is an edited collection by a distinguished team of scholars on the philosopher and poet Philodemus of Gadara (ca. 110-40 BC). The discovery of his library at Herculaneum, and the editing and gradual publication of the material, has reawakened interest in the philosophical and historical importance of his work. Philodemus presents us with a poetic theory of interest in itself, and several of his treatises provide us with instances of how poetry was seen as providing moral paradigms and guidance. These essays explore the many facets of Philodemus's work and the relationship between them, offering a critical survey of recent trends and developments in scholarship on Philodemus in particular and Hellenistic literary theory in general.
Other author Obbink, Dirk.
Subject Philodemus, approximately 110 B.C.-approximately 40 B.C. -- Aesthetics.
Lucretius Carus, Titus -- Aesthetics.
Horace -- Aesthetics.
Classical poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Classical poetry -- History and criticism.
Aesthetics, Ancient.
ISBN 0195088158 (alk. paper)