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‘To heaven on a hook’ (Dio Cass. 60.35.4): Ennius, Lucilius and an ineffectual Council of the Gods in Aeneid 10

Abstract:
Extract: ‘The last stanza of Horace's poem’, writes Denis Feeney of Hor. Carm. 3.3, ‘declares virtually outright that he has just been “quoting” epic matter: “desine peruicax | referre sermones deorum et | magna modis tenuare paruis” (70–2)’. A poem that recounts the doings of gods automatically demands comparison with epic, but if the speeches of gods are presented, all the more so. Horace's poem in fact evokes an episode within a specific epic poem, the Council of the Gods... Expand abstract
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Subgroup:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2999-1835
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
636-653
Publication date:
2020-03-24
Acceptance date:
2019-01-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-6844
ISSN:
0009-8388
Pubs id:
pubs:959310
UUID:
uuid:03158e7e-6265-4f59-94d9-e8c5ed78876f
Source identifiers:
959310
Local pid:
pubs:959310
Language:
English

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