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The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari


When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, and Statius is now generally recognized, but the final years of the Roman Empire are not normally associated with poetic achievement. Recently, however, classical scholars have begun reassessing a number of poets from Late Antiquity—names such as Ausonius, Claudian, and Prudentius—understanding them as artists of considerable talent and influence. This book offers the first systematic study of these ... More

Keywords: Roman Poetry, Imperial poets, Roman Empire, Late Antiquity, Ausonius, Claudian, Prudentius, fourth-century poets, Pagan poetry, Christian poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452765
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Pelttari, author
University of Edinburgh