Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

...This is the first book-length study of the influence of the poetry of Catullus, whose lifespan extended from approximately 95 to 54 BCE, on the work of Horace, who was born eleven years before his predecessor’s death and who lived until 8 BCE. It is only...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-10

...decades of the first century BCE and writing fresh verse in a variety of meters, often after the manner of Callimachus. Their work set a standard for originality that challenged poets to come, whatever genre they embraced. Put another way, to Horace, publishing...

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CHAPTER ONE: Time and Place

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pp. 11-47

...are in large measure meditations on aspects of time and time’s passage. Discussion of them will serve to introduce a series of poems where Horace is clearly pondering, and reacting to, Catullus’s versions, and visions, of temporality as well as of topography. The juxtapositions...

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CHAPTER TWO: Speech and Silence

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pp. 48-71

...In the preceding chapter, as part of the examination of our poets’ uses of the categories of time and place, we looked at the opening lines of Catullus’s poem 51, his reworking of Sappho 31, for their relation to C. 1.22. Its final stanza, original with the translator, also...

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CHAPTER THREE: Helen

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pp. 72-92

...In the previous chapters we surveyed notions of the temporal and the spatial as well as of utterance and its inhibition as means to adjudicate the interaction between Catullus and Horace. We now turn from abstract to concrete, as in separate chapters we watch two figures who help focus our attention on a series of interconnected...

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CHAPTER FOUR: Virgil

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pp. 93-115

...We move now from the realm of Greek myth to contemporary Rome, from one of Homer’s most extraordinary creations to Virgil, five years Horace’s senior and another master poet of the Augustan age. It may seem at first paradoxical to devote a chapter...

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CHAPTER FIVE: Genres and a Dialogue

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pp. 116-140

...In the previous chapters we explored the presence of two themes—the association of time with place, and of speech with sound—and of two figures, one drawn from Greek myth (Helen), the other from contemporary Rome (Virgil), that are all central to our discussion of...

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Conclusion

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pp. 141-144

...By way of synopsis, let us consider some patterns that emerge from tracing Horace’s acceptance of Catullus into his imaginative world. To generalize broadly, these modes of reception fit under two sets of rubrics. The first might be labeled the psychological or emotional sphere. A major area of this book’s enterprise has...

Notes

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pp. 145-158

Bibliography

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pp. 159-164

Index of Poems Cited

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pp. 165-168

General Index

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pp. 169-171