Poems of Rome

Poems of Rome

"An anthology of poems from the past two thousand years about Rome"--

Author: Karl Kirchwey

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9781101908013

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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"An anthology of poems from the past two thousand years about Rome"--
Categories: Poetry

ROME Poems

ROME  Poems

“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation.

Author: Dorothea Lasky

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871409409

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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“Fearlessly frank” and “unabashedly vulnerable” (Tracy K. Smith), Dorothea Lasky’s ROME confronts love and heartbreak in the modern world. Dorothea Lasky is one of the most talented American poets of her generation. With haunting lines that “recall Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg” (Chicago Tribune) and influences ranging from Drake to Catullus, Lasky fuses the ancient world with the fierceness and heartbreak of everyday life. With each new book, from the grand religiosity of AWE to the flat sadness and nihilism of Black Life to the witchery of Thunderbird, her poems keep gaining an increasingly robust readership and have influenced an entire generation of younger poets. In ROME, Lasky finds herself in the arena of eternal longing and heartsick desire, confronting her ghosts and demons and proving she’s “one of the very best poets we’ve got” (Maggie Nelson).
Categories: Poetry

The Priapus Poems

The Priapus Poems

This edition includes the original Latin texts as well as a commentary on classical references and textual problems.

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Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Unmistakable by virtue of his exaggerated phallus, Priapus--one of Rome's minor fertility gods--inspired a host of epigrammatic poems that offer one of the best primary sources for the study of ancient sexuality. Despite their apparent frivolity, the Priapus poems raise basic questions of class and gender, censorship, and the nature of obscenity. The god's self-conscious indecency placed him squarely in the realm of comedy, but his role as guardian of fertility also gave him a deep religious significance. Richard Hooper's introduction explores this important duality and places the poems in their historical context. Essentially graffiti clothed in the refined forms of classical poetry, The Priapus Poems offers the reader "a trip to Coney Island in a Rolls Royce." Hooper's lively translation makes these playful poems available for the first time to the nonspecialist in an appealing, elegant, and readable version. This edition includes the original Latin texts as well as a commentary on classical references and textual problems.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Catullus

Catullus

Burl's spirited Catullus [contains] lively translations by Burl and Humphrey Clucas, and they do not shirk or bowdlerise the poems.

Author: Aubrey Burl

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 184868391X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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`Catullus's poems [are] a mixture of the refined and the obscene quite without parallel in literature...a sort of Baudelaire but tougher...Burl's spirited Catullus [contains] lively translations by Burl and Humphrey Clucas, and they do not shirk or bowdlerise the poems.' James Buchan, Guardian `[Burl's] enthralling and occasionally capricious book ... performs a good job of reconstructing the tough, unforgiving nature of Roman life and nicely details Julius Caesar's scheming personality.' Peter Kerr-Jarrett, New Humanist
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Virgil A Poet in Augustan Rome

Virgil  A Poet in Augustan Rome

He is both the supreme poet of Rome's greatness and its most profound exponent of the suffering involved in human experience. This book enables students to explore the issues at the heart of his work.

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131794880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Virgil is to Latin literature what Homer is to Greek and Shakespeare to English. He is both the supreme poet of Rome's greatness and its most profound exponent of the suffering involved in human experience. This book enables students to explore the issues at the heart of his work. It is built around substantial excerpts from his three great poems: the Eclogues, his highly original pastoral collection; the Georgics, his work about farming described by Dryden as 'the best Poem of the best poet'; and the Aeneid, the supreme Roman epic.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Catullus Bedspread

Catullus  Bedspread

During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty ...

Author: Daisy Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062317049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 850

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time, from doomed love affairs to shrewd political maneuvering and backstabbing—an accessible, appealing look at one of history’s greatest poets. Born to one of Verona’s leading families, Catullus spent most of his young adulthood in Rome, mingling with the likes of Caesar and Cicero and chronicling his life through his poetry. Famed for his lyrical and subversive voice, his poems about his friends were jocular, often obscenely funny, while those who crossed him found themselves skewered in raunchy verse, sudden objects of hilarity and ridicule. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Many of his poems recall his secret longstanding affair with the seductive older Clodia. While Catullus and Clodia made love in the shadows, the whole of Italy was quaking as Caesar, Pompey and Crassus forged a doomed alliance for power. During these tumultuous years, Catullus increasingly turned to darker subject matter, and he finally composed his greatest work of all—a poem about the decoration on a bedspread—which forms the heart of this biography, a work of beauty that will achieve immortality and make Catullus a legend. Catullus’ Bedspread includes an 8-page color insert.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Roman Poems

Roman Poems

Life on the outskirts of modern Rome, seen as an inferno.

Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872861872

Category: Poetry

Page: 145

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The Italian film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini was first and always a poet-the most important civil poet, according to Alberto Moravia, in Italy in the second half of this century. His poems were at once deeply personal and passionately engaged in the political turmoil of his country. In 1949, after his homosexuality led the Italian Communist Party to expel him on charges of "moral and political unworthiness," Pasolini fled to Rome. This selection of poems from his early impoverished days on the outskirts of Rome to his last (with a backward longing glance at his native Frill) is at the center of his poetic and filmic vision of modern Italian life as an Inferno. Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in 1922 in Bologna. In addition to the films for which he is world famous, he wrote novels, poetry, and social and cultural criticism. He was murdered in 1975.
Categories: Poetry

Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome

Erotic Love Poems of Greece and Rome

A sensuous collection of erotic poetry captures a world of love and romance from ancient Greece and Rome, in an anthology that features works by such classical writers as Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, and Catullus, among others. Original.

Author: Stephen Bertman

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: UOM:39015059273501

Category: Poetry

Page: 129

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A sensuous collection of erotic poetry captures a world of love and romance from ancient Greece and Rome, in an anthology that features works by such classical writers as Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Ovid, and Catullus, among others. Original.
Categories: Poetry

The Poems of Exile

The Poems of Exile

Ovid manages a few subtile insults even while grovelling to Augustus and, as Peter Green argues in the Introduction, his account of exile's emotional upheavals rings totally true.

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0140444076

Category: History

Page: 450

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Having built a career celebrating the adulterous liaisons of Roman high society, exploring the entertaining byways of mythology and mocking the moral aspirations of the Augustan regime, Ovid now tried to use poetry to win a reprieve. Yet the "Tristia" and "Epistulae ex Ponto" contain far more than flattery of the Emperor and lurid laments about the appalling climate, savagely ignorant locals and lack of facilities. Ovid manages a few subtile insults even while grovelling to Augustus and, as Peter Green argues in the Introduction, his account of exile's emotional upheavals rings totally true.
Categories: History

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry.

Author: Ellen Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806136642

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

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Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.
Categories: Literary Collections

Desiring Rome

Desiring Rome

Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity.

Author: Richard Jackson King

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814210208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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During his last two decades (ca. 2 BCE-17 CE), Ovid composed, but never completed, his Fasti, an elegiac representation of Rome's rites and festivals: only six of twelve month-books remain. Earlier scholars have claimed that this is due either to Ovid's exile from Rome (which put him out of touch with the Roman literary world) or else his frustration over the Roman calendar's discontinuity. Drawing upon recent scholarship in gender studies and Lacanian film theory, Richard J. King analyzes this exilic incompletion as inviting the citizen male reader into what he calls an "angular" or "skewed" viewpoint, which interrogates the Roman hierarchical and male-dominated social order, insofar as it is mirrored in the Roman calendar of rites and festivals. Ovid (already well known and even infamous as the composer of erotic poems and the Metamorphoses) does this by emulating the civic gesture of "calendar presentation," whereby upwardly mobile adult male citizens caused calendars to be carved in stone and set up in conspicuous public places to reflect the city's pride and to build their own prestige as public figures. In this innovative study, King discusses the Fasti as Ovid's socially strategic use of this gesture. Interrupted by exile and filled with varying explanations of Roman festivals, Ovid's poetic version manifests a form whose brokenness comments on the fractured identity of the exiled poet and citizen subjects generally in an imperial order ambivalent toward its greatest poet.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tibullus A Hellenistic Poet at Rome

Tibullus  A Hellenistic Poet at Rome

This is a vital part of exposition , since without knowing the situation the audience
cannot understand the poem . This chapter will examine how Tibullus gives such
information ; the next will treat cases where he appears to be doing so , but it ...

Author: Francis Cairns

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521296838

Category: History

Page: 250

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Tibullus was one of the leading poets of Augustan Rome. Professor Cairns examines in detail aspects of Tibullus' poetic craftsmanship - his learning, his interest in the meanings of words, his use of suspense and deception, his control of the structures of his elegies - and demonstrates the original qualities of Tibullus' verse. This examination is carried out by relating Tibullus' work at all points to the Hellenistic poetic tradition and the literary genres and conventions it developed. This book will be of particular interest to students of Latin and Hellenistic Greek literature, and, as all Greek is translated, it should also be useful to students of comparative literature.
Categories: History

The Lays of Ancient Rome and Other Poems

The Lays of Ancient Rome and Other Poems

9 . the Homeric poems : these are the most ancient Greek poems in existence ;
the most important of them are two long epic poems : — the Iliad , describing
incidents in the siege of Troy by the Greeks ; and the Odyssey , describing the ...

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Publisher: CUP Archive

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Poems viz i Grongar hill ii The ruins of Rome iii The fleece

Poems  viz  i  Grongar hill  ii  The ruins of Rome  iii  The fleece

Or open mountain , or whatever scene The poet chose to tune th ' ennobling
rhime Melodious ; ev'n the rugged sons of war , Ev'n the rude hinds rever'd the
Poet's name : But now - another age , alas ! is oursYet will the Muse a little longer
foar ...

Author: John Dyer

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590323513

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A Garden of Latin Verse

A Garden of Latin Verse

This collection of translated Latin verse is illustrated with details fromncient Roman paintings and mosaics, many of them treasures from Pompeii anderculaneum.

Author: Yvonne Whiteman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0711212392

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 77

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The poetry of Catullus, Virgil, Horace and Ovid has endured over 2,000 years. For most of that time it was read only in Latin, the language of its origin - but over the centuries celebrated writers, from John Dryden to Aubrey Beardsley to Ezra Pound, have been inspired to create their own translations. Each verse extract appears both in Latin and English, illustrated with a detail from an ancient Roman painting or mosaic - many of them treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum, preserved by the volcanic eruption which destroyed the two cities in 79 AD. The images capture the spirit of the age in which this enchanting poetry was written and, accompanied by a biographical note on each poet, make a perfect introduction to the towering civilization that was Rome.
Categories: Latin poetry

Not All Roads Lead to Rome

Not All Roads Lead to Rome

Not All Roads Lead To Rome is much beyond mere romantic poems, it is a revelation of an enduring soul. A must read for a mind in romance.

Author: Sumit Datta

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482872880

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 104

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Encompassing the shades of Platonic love and classical romanticism the philosophy of love crystallized in Sumit much beyond that with touch of pristine principles. The entwining of Yin and Yang of Taoism, the eternal interplay of Prakriti and Purusha of Samkhya philosophy or the everlasting attraction of dual forces of nature are emblemed in the verses of Sumit and that is why it becomes a philosophical journey to read his poems . Not All Roads Lead To Rome is much beyond mere romantic poems, it is a revelation of an enduring soul. A must read for a mind in romance.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Rome Air Naked

The Rome Air Naked

A collection of poems from the Australian Poetry Series written whilst the author was in residence at the BR Whiting Library/Studio in Rome. His experiences there are reflected in both the style and the content of the works.

Author: Philip Salom

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040740899

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 134

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A collection of poems from the Australian Poetry Series written whilst the author was in residence at the BR Whiting Library/Studio in Rome. His experiences there are reflected in both the style and the content of the works. Through the use of the computer he has created a format where a poem is dropped into the body of a letter and then text-wrapped. Other traditional styles are used to produce poems which deal with the issues of life, love and relationships. The author has one novel 'Playback' to his credit plus six other volumes of poetry.
Categories: Australian poetry

The Metro Poems

The Metro Poems

Author: Peter Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021304980

Category: English poetry

Page: 40

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Categories: English poetry

Power And Religion in Baroque Rome

Power And Religion in Baroque Rome

Barberini, nunc Urbani VIII...poemata. Editio caeterorum locupletissima, curante
Academia Noctis (Bologna 1628) (in 12.o) [46 poems] Maphaei SRE card.
Barberini, nunc Urbani PP VIII Poemata (Rome, Vatican Printing Office, 1631) (in
4.o) ...

Author: P. J. A. N. Rietbergen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004148932

Category: History

Page: 437

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This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call 'Baroque Culture'.
Categories: History