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Title: Beginnings in Classical Literature
Author: Dunn, Francis M Thomas Cole (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2010
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521124560
Volumes: 1; Pages: 256
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This volume explores the various ways in which literary works begin, with essays on nearly all the major genres of Greek and Latin literature (including epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, philosophy, and biography). This collection offers an important perspective by bringing together a variety of authors and a broad range of approaches, from formal analysis of opening devices to post-structural interpretation.ContentsIntroduction: beginning at Colonus Francis M. DunnHow Greek poems begin William H. RaceThe Muse corrects: the opening of the Odyssey Victoria PedrickSappho 16, Gorgias' Helen and the preface to Herodotus' histories Hayden PellicciaTragic beginnings: narration, voice and authority in the prologues of Greek drama Charles SegalPlato's first words Diskin ClayPlautine negotiations: the Poenulus prologue unpacked Niall W. SlaterProems in the middle Gian Biagio ConteOpenings in Horace's Satires and Odes: poet, patron and audience Barbara K. GoldAn aristocracy of virtue: Seneca on the beginnings of wisdom Thomas N. HabinekBeginnings in Plutarch's Lives Thomas G. Rosenmeyer'Initium mihi operis Servius Galba iterum T. Vinius consules?' Thomas Cole.