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An elegist's career: from Cynthia to Cornelia

Abstract:

Virgil created the ideal poetic career, an upwards progression within the range of hexameter poetry, pastoral to didactic to epic. He marked this movement in ways obvious and less obvious: he gets up from the shepherd's sitting position at the close of the Eclogues; at the end of the second Georgic he regrets both the loss of pastoral innocence and his inability to write Lucretian natural philosophy; at the start of the third Georgic he looks ahead to an Augustan epic of sacred importance; in...

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10.1017/CBO9780511778872.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8959-9205

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Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Editor
ORCID:
0000-0002-4652-4307
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Host title:
Classical Literary Careers and Their Reception
Chapter number:
4
Pages:
89-104
Publication date:
2010-11-10
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EISBN:
9780511778872
ISBN-10:
0521762979
ISBN-13:
9780521762977
Language:
English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
199899
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pubs:199899
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2023-01-20

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