To understand fully the development of Latin poetry, one has to consider not only the prominent figures whose works survive entire but also the writers known to us only in fragments, usually small, from quotations. The fragments of the non-dramatic poets have been collected by Baehrens, Morel, and Büchner, but only a few have ever received a commentary. This book revises the texts, taking advantage of much earlier work now largely forgotten, and provides the necessary interpretative and illustrative material. By building up, wherever possible, a picture of each writer, Professor Courtney places them in relation to the development of Latin poetry and thus gathers together information at present widely scattered and not easy to locate. While omitting some material which does not contribute to the focus of the book, he adds some writers not usually included in this corpus - particularly Tiberianus, the so-called De Bello Actiaco and the minor works of Ennius.
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Review from previous edition a work on a heroic scale...It is the product of a lifetime's intensive study of Latin poetry, and proper appreciation will only come in the course of a lifetime's use. ( Greece and Rome)
Welcome features of the book are the various indexes, the list of sources for quotations, and the generous supply in the case of each author of references to secondary literature, especially periodicals...this is a valuable piece of scholarship for which Professor Courtney deserves the thanks of Latinists. ( Journal of Roman Studies)
C.'s commentary is typical of his energy and efficiency, and it is hard to think of any other scholar alive today who could have tackled with such erudition and such independence of judgement the whole range from the minor works of Ennius to Tiberianus and Symmachus. Few pages go by without an incisive observation or a provocative comment; ... C. has done an outstanding service. ( M. D. Reeve, The Classical Review)
Edward Courtney is Emeritus Gildersleeve Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia
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