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Words and the Poet: Characteristic Techniques of Style in Vergil's Aeneid (Paperback)

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Throughout his vast literary output, to a surprising extent, Vergil avoided artifacts of poetic diction like archaism and grecism, preferring instead ordinary language that grew from the common stock of the Latin tongue such as colloquialisms and prosaisms. This remarkably coherent and
readable study identifies and categorizes such diction in Vergil's writings showing further how such comparatively unpromising material was converted by the poet's methods of "combination" (unctura) into poetry. In a critical analysis, Lyne draws parallels between Horace's procedures in combining
works to "make them new," and Vergil's bold combinations which veritably extort unexpected and novel sense.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780198152613
SKU 205476789
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0198152612
Release Date 11/29/2010
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