Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-0817-0 • Paperback • November 2001 • $60.00 • (£46.00)
Alessandro Barchiesi is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Verona, Italy. Antonio Aloni is Professor of Greek Literature at the University of Torino, Italy. Alberto Cavarzere is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Trento, Italy.
Chapter 1 Early Greek Iambic Poetry: The Importance of Narrative
Chapter 2 What Is That Man Doing in Sappho
Chapter 3 Iambic Motifs in Alcaeus' Lyrics
Chapter 4 Iambic Patterns in Aristophanic Comedy
Chapter 5 Callimachus 4: From Performance to Writing
Chapter 6 Iambic Presences in Ennius's Saturae
Chapter 7 Catullian iambics, Catullian iambi
Chapter 8 Horace and Iambos: The Poet as Literary Historian
Chapter 9 Some Generic Problems in Horace's Epodes: or On (Not) Being Archilochus
Chapter 10 Epode 14: Horace's carmen inconditum?
Chapter 11 Ego polivi versibus senariis: Phaedrus and Iambic Poetry
Chapter 12 Late Antique Iambics and iambikè idéa
With its judicious sampling of topics, each developed in impressive detail, Iambic Ideas itself rates as a perfectly brilliant idea. The book provides a much-needed sense of 'iambic' as a self-standing generic enterprise within the literatures of Greece and Rome, poetry that both writes and plays by its own rules. The book is thus a first of its kind, and fundamental to the study of verse invective in antiquity.
— Kirk Freudenburg, Ohio State University
The collection is strong and provocative in both its breadth and its depth. Iambic Ideas is nicely produced, organized, and balanced.
— Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Iambic Ideas offers a rich selection of essays from a range of international experts...Each contribution is of considerable value on its own merits, and the collection as a whole reveals both the coherence and the diversity of the 'genre.'
— Greek and Rome, Oxford Academic Journals
The collection as a whole is useful and important.
— Journal Of Roman Studies
Iambic Ideas is a must read for anyone interested in Greek and Roman poetry. These twelve thought-provoking essays are constructed to move beyond formal generic classifications and to focus on the broader continuities, interactions, and significance of the iambic impulse from the archaic to late antique. The temporal span of these essays enables the readers to gain access to material that might otherwise be unfamiliar and allows for a far richer understanding of poetic processes in play.
— Susan Stephens, Stanford University