Roman Poetry and Propaganda in the Age of Augustus - Bristol Classical Paperbacks (Paperback)Anton Powell (editor)
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/01/1998
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The political aspects of Augustan poetry have attracted much academic interest. The aim of this study is to take account of the effects of Augustan propaganda not only on the work of contemporary Roman writers, but also on the critical tradition itself. The six essays presented in this volume explore the political themes in the work of major poets such as Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Propertius. Using traditional as well as post-structuralist approaches, the essays examine the controversies of the Civil Wars, the emerging issues of treason and free speech and changing representations of Cleopatra and female power.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 229 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
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