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

By: Fitzgerald, William

Price: $12.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199657865

ISBN: 0199657866

Condition: USED


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. Fitzgerald 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, Fitzgerald gives the un-Latined reader an insider's view of how Latin poetry feels and what makes it worth reading, even today. His book explores what can be said and done in a poetry... View more info