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The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Niall Rudd


This collection aims to bring out the continuity between major poets in Latin and English, presenting to a wider audience papers previously published only in academic periodicals along with a number of unpublished pieces. It contains essays on Virgil, Horace, Ovid and Juvenal, which are intended for the reader with a genuine but not necessarily specialised interest in Latin poetry. Corresponding papers on English poets, including Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift and Tennyson, emphasise the debt owed to their Roman predecessors. Two more general pieces, on the poetry of romantic love an ... More

Keywords: Latin Poetry, English Poetry, Classical humanism, Latin influences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675488
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niall Rudd, author