By Stephen Hinds
It is a ebook approximately how the poets of Classical Rome came upon inventive concept within the phrases and issues in their poetic predecessors. It combines conventional Classical techniques to poetic allusion and imitation with sleek literary-theoretical methods of puzzling over how texts are used and reused, valued and revalued, specifically interpreting groups. Like different volumes within the sequence it's one of the such a lot generally conceived brief books on Roman literature to be released in recent times.
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