By Denis Feeney
This can be the 1st learn dedicated to the classical literary culture as a complete, including the gear of severe scholarship which used to be a part of that culture. The paintings of the traditional critics presents a few entry to the interpretative conventions of the unique analyzing group, whereas their theories of fiction and style can also make clear the issues of the truth-value of epic fiction and the type of trust that poetry generates. targeting the poets themselves, Feeney explores the topics linked to every one poet, together with the fiction of Apollonius, allegory within the paintings of Statius, and anthropomorphism in Ovid's paintings.
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