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The Space that RemainsReading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity$
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Aaron Pelttari

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452765

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Late Antique Poetry and the Figure of the Reader

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Space that Remains
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Aaron Pelttari

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the figure of the reader in poetry of late antiquity. Poets in late antiquity came to describe their material as needing interpretation, recovery, and activation. The figure of the reader structures the poetry of late antiquity, thus revealing how the formal aspects of their poetry worked for authors such as Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius. The book explores the ways in which reading was constructed in late antiquity on the level of text, paratext, intertext, and commentary. In this way, it hopes to contribute to the study of reading in the ancient world, particularly to the study of the Reader as figured in and through poetry. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   late antiquity, poems, poetry, readers, poets, Ausonius, Claudian, Prudentius

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