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FORM AND CONTENT IN DIDACTIC POETRY

edited by Catherine Atherton, Bari, Levante, settembre 1998, pp. 169, . 46.000

Contents: Notes on contributors - Introduction by C. Atherton - 1. Philosopher Poets: Parmenides and Empedocles, M.R. Wright; Response by C. Osborne: Was verse the default form for Presocratic philosophy? - 2. The sequenee of Argument in Lucretius 1, David Sedley; Response by M. Gale: The rhetorical programme of Lucretius 1 - 3. Didactic poetry as 'popular' form: a study of imperatival expressions in Latin didactic verse and prose, Roy Gibson; Response by Alison Sharrock: Haud mollia iussa - 4. The Masculine Muse: Form and Content in the Latin Didactic Poetry of Palingenius and Bruno, Yasmin Haskell - 5. The Didactic Poetry of Erasmus Darwin, Robert Cockcroft; Response by Richard Jenkyns.

ISBN 88-7949-175-X