Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar              Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar                Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar PLLS │ 1 │ 2 │ 3 │ 4 │ 5 │ 6 │ 7 │ 8 │ 9 │ 10 │ 11 │ 12 │ 13 │ 14 │ 15 │16│17 │18 Francis Cairns Publications

Roman Poetry, Republican and Imperial

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Volume 18, 2021

Edited by Francis Cairns

ISBN 9780995461222. Hard cover. xiv+334 pp.

Arca (Classical and  Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs) 56

Publication  June 28, 2021


This volume of PLLS ranges from the later Republic to the Flavian period. The ancient authors discussed include Ennius, Furius Antias, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, Seneca the Younger, Silius Italicus, Martial, and Statius. The approaches range from strictly philological to broadly thematic, but in all contributions there is an emphasis on careful and contextual reading of the primary texts, and on intertextual links both with other Latin poetry and with Greek antecedents.


CONTENTS

Preface
Contributors and Abstracts

Jason Nethercut (University of South Florida)
Hesiodic Poetics in Early Republican Epic

Livius Andronicus 5; Naevius 7; Ennius’ Annales: The Proem of Book 1 10; Ennius’ Annales: the other fragments 13; Conclusions 17; Works Cited 18

Jessica H. Clark (Florida State University)
How Many Furii Poetae? The Hexameter Fragments Reconsidered
1. The Evidence 25; 2.The Hexameter Fragments 30; 3. Fragments and their contexts 38; Works Cited 40

A.J. Woodman (University of Virginia/Newcastle University)
Horatiana

I. Satires 1.10.20–35, 43; II. Epodes 1.1–14, 46; III. Epodes 15.11–16, 55; IV.Odes 4.5.17–18, 58; References 65

Francis Cairns (Florida State University)
Horace Epistles 1.5, Philodemus AP 11.44, and the ‘Vocatio ad Cenam

I. Philodemus AP 11.44 = 23 GPh., 70  –  i.The Occasion of AP 11.44, 71 – ii. Piso’s Epicureanism 75; II. AP 11.44: Prototype of Horace Epistles 1.5? 80 – i. Similarities and Differences 80 – ii. The Epicureanism of Horace Epistles 1.5, 86; III. AP 11.44 and the Latin vocationes ad cenam, 96; IV. A Hellenistic Greek tradition of dinner invitations 99; Summary 103; Bibliography 104

Stephen Harrison (University of Oxford)
Framing epigrams and elegy in Propertius Book 4

1. Introduction 109; 2. Propertius 4.2, 110; 3. Propertius 4.5, 113; 4. Propertius 4.11, 116; 5. Conclusion, 118; Works Cited 119

Donncha O’Rourke (University of Edinburgh)
Reading the Flood in Latin Literature: Literary and Cosmic Symbolism

I. Introduction: beyond the metaliterary flood 121; II. Ovid's flood (Met. 1): philosophical subtexts 124; III. Seneca reads Ovid (QNat. 3): non est res satis sobria, 128; IV. Diluvial adynata in Horace and Ovid: epic and lyric propriety 131; V. The impro­prieties of Seneca's flood: nimium amator ingenii sui?135; VI. Lucan's floods: cataclysm in the Bellum Civile 137; VII. Con­clusions: the politics of apocalypse 142; Works cited 147

Giulio Celotto (University of Virginia):
Repetitions and Variations in the Metamorphoses: Ovid’s Reappropriation of Vergil and Propertius

1. Dido and Tarpeia 153; 2. Medea and Scylla 158; 3. Byblis and Myrrha 166; Bibliography 173

Tim Stover (Florida State University)
Amphitheatrical Death in Seneca’s Agamemnon

Introduction 179; The Arena’s ‘Fatal Charades’ 179; Amphitheatrical Aspects of Agamemnon’s Death 180; Seneca’s Views on Public Executions 187; The Timing of the Killing 189; The Audience 191; Seneca’s Cautionary Poetics 194; Works Cited 197

Andrew M. McClellan (San Diego State University)
Silius on Rome’s ‘Revivification’ in the Punica  

Bibliography 214

R. Joy Littlewood
Exemplary Confrontation: Silius Italicus Punica 16.600-700

The contrasting heroism of Fabius and Scipio as a dynamic of Silius’ Punica, 218; Epic supernatural: prophecy, foreshadowing and the divine 221; Fabius’ speech (16.604–43) 224; Scipio’s speech (16.645–97) 231; Conclusions 235; Coda 237; Bibliography 238

Alison Keith (Victoria College, University of Toronto)
Women About Town in Martial’s Rome

Works Cited 266

Alex Hardie (University of Edinburgh)
Statius’ Via Domitiana: Inaugural carmen in Roman
Campania

1. Actio Gratiarum, 271; 2. Ceremonial Occasion (i): Internal Evidence 274; 3. Ceremonial Occasion (ii): External Evidence 282; 4. A Suggested Performance Location 284; 5 Landscape and ‘Sound-scape’ 286; 6. Divine Approbation 290; 7. Apollo and Delos 293; 8. Foundation 297; 10. Epiphany, Acclamation and Panegyric 305; Bibliography 318

Indexes. Index locorum ; Modern scholars ; General Index