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Three classical poets--Sappho, Catullus, and Juvenal / Richard Jenkyns.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982.
ISBN 0674888952, 9780674888951

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Other Title 3 classical poets--Sappho, Catullus, and Juvenal
Subjects Catullus, Gaius Valerius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Catullus, Gaius Valerius.
Classical poetry -- History and criticism.
Classical poetry.
Iuvenalis, Decimus Iunius.
Juvenal -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sappho -- Criticism and interpretation.
Description ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index.
Summary This work explains how to read three quite different ancient poets. In a close and sensitive reading of Sappho, Catullus, and Juvenal, the author delineates the uniqueness of the poet's individual voice in relation to poetic traditions. His book constitutes a challenge to the view that one method will suffice for the interpretation of ancient poetry. He seeks to demonstrate that we can have no substitute for flexible and humane judgment, liberated from critical dogma, if we are to understand the great writers of the past.
Contents The poetry of Sappho and its reputation -- Catullus and the idea of a masterpiece -- Juvenal the poet.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8195561
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WorldCat Identities Jenkyns, Richard.
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