9780691195025-0691195021-Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

ISBN-13: 9780691195025
ISBN-10: 0691195021
Author: Ferriss-Hill, Jennifer
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691195025
ISBN-10: 0691195021
Author: Ferriss-Hill, Jennifer
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ferriss-Hill, Jennifer wrote Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living comprising 352 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691195021 and 9780691195025. Since then Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A major reinterpretation of Horace's famous literary manual

For two millennia, the Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry), the 476-line literary treatise in verse with which Horace closed his career, has served as a paradigmatic manual for writers. Rarely has it been considered as a poem in its own right, or else it has been disparaged as a great poet's baffling outlier. Here, Jennifer Ferriss-Hill for the first time fully reintegrates the Ars Poetica into Horace's oeuvre, reading the poem as a coherent, complete, and exceptional literary artifact intimately linked with the larger themes pervading his work.

Arguing that the poem can be interpreted as a manual on how to live masquerading as a handbook on poetry, Ferriss-Hill traces its key themes to show that they extend beyond poetry to encompass friendship, laughter, intergenerational relationships, and human endeavor. If the poem is read for how it expresses itself, moreover, it emerges as an exemplum of art in which judicious repetitions of words and ideas join disparate parts into a seamless whole that nevertheless lends itself to being remade upon every reading.

Establishing the Ars Poetica as a logical evolution of Horace's work, this book promises to inspire a long overdue reconsideration of a hugely influential yet misunderstood poem.

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