Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans (häftad)
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University of Texas Press
Fish, Jeffrey / Johnston, Patricia A.
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Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans (häftad)

Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans

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The Epicurean teacher and poet Philodemus of Gadara (c. 110-c. 40/35 BC) exercised significant literary and philosophical influence on Roman writers of the Augustan Age, most notably the poets Vergil and Horace. Yet a modern appreciation for Philodemus' place in Roman intellectual history has had to wait on the decipherment of the charred remains of Philodemus' library, which was buried in Herculaneum by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. As improved texts and translations of Philodemus' writings have become available since the 1970s, scholars have taken a keen interest in his relations with leading Latin poets. The essays in this book, derived from papers presented at the First International Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans held in 2000, offer a new baseline for understanding the effect of Philodemus and Epicureanism on both the thought and poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and other Augustan writers. Sixteen leading scholars trace his influence on Vergil's early writings, the Eclogues and the Georgics, and on the Aeneid, as well as on the writings of Horace and others. The volume editors also provide a substantial introduction to Philodemus' philosophical ideas for all classicists seeking a fuller understanding of this pivotal figure.
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David Armstrong is Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Jeffrey Fish is Assistant Professor of Classics at Baylor University. PATRICIA A. JOHNSTON is Professor of Greek and Latin Philology and Literature at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. A past president of the Vergilian Society and founder and director of the Vergilian Society's annual Symposia Cumana, she has published extensively on Greek and Latin literature and culture, specializing in Vergil. Marilyn B. Skinner is Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona, Tucson.


Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction (David Armstrong) I. Early Vergil Vergil's Farewell to Education (Catalepton 5) and Epicurus' Letter to Pythocles (Diskin Clay) Philosophy's Harbor (Francesca Longo Auricchio) Vergil's Epicureanism in His Early Poems (Regine Chambert) II. Eclogues and Georgics Consolation in the Bucolic Mode: The Epicurean Cadence of Vergil's First Eclogue (Gregson Davis) A Secret Garden: Georgics 4.116-148 (W. R. Johnson) Vergil in the Shadow of Vesuvius (Marcello Gigante) III. The Aeneid: The Emotions The Vocabulary of Anger in Philodemus' De ira and Vergil's Aeneid (Giovanni Indelli) Anger, Philodemus' Good King, and the Helen Episode of Aeneid 2.567-589: A New Proof of Authenticity from Herculaneum (Jeffrey Fish) Philodemus: Avocatio and the Pathos of Distance in Lucretius and Vergil (Frederic M. Schroeder) IV. The Aeneid: Piety and the Gods Piety in Vergil and Philodemus (Patricia A. Johnston) Vergil's De pietate: From Ehoiae to Allegory in Vergil, Philodemus, and Ovid (Dirk Obbink) Emotions and Immortality in Philodemus On the Gods 3 and the Aeneid (Michael Wigodsky) V. The Aeneid: Aesthetics Carmen inane: Philodemus' Aesthetics and Vergil's Artistic Vision (Marilyn B. Skinner) Vergil and Music, in Diogenes of Babylon and Philodemus (Daniel Delattre) VI. Other Augustan Poets Horace's Epistles 1 and Philodemus (David Armstrong) Varius and Vergil: Two Pupils of Philodemus in Propertius 2.34? (Francis Cairns) Bibliography Contributors Index