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How to Read a Latin Poem: If You Can't Read Latin Yet

William Fitzgerald


Latin is very much alive in the poetry written by the great Latin poets, and this book is about their poetry, their language, and their culture. This book shows the reader with little or no knowledge of the Latin language how it works as a unique vehicle for poetic expression and thought. Moving between close analysis of particular Latin poems and more general discussions of Latin poets, literature, and society, the book gives the un-Latined reader an insider's view of how Latin poetry feels and what makes it worth reading, even today. This book explores what can be said and done in a poetry a ... More

Keywords: latin, poetry, Latin poets, poetic expression, poetic thought, Vergil, Horace, authors, love, hate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657865
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Fitzgerald, author
Professor of Latin, King's College London