Horace's Carmen Saeculare

Horace's Carmen Saeculare

Ritual Magic and the Poet's Art

eBook - 2000
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"This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 B.C.E. for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric by Horace that we can be certain was first presented orally. Michael C.J. Putnam offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual."--Jacket.
Publisher: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2000]
Copyright Date: Ă2000
ISBN: 9780300130454
0300130457
1281730629
9781281730626
030018266X
9780300182668
0300083335
9780300083330
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (viii, 182 pages)

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