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Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse
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Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse (Hardback)

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A characteristic of Greek and Latin poetry (sometimes an intimidating one) is the variety of metrical shapes it can adopt. Llewelyn Morgan offers an accessible account of some of the most common of these metres in Roman poetry, and explains how the poets can exploit them to support, supplement, or indeed drive the meaning of the poems they carry. Metre is revealed as an aspect of Roman poetry which is every bit as creative as its word play, and new insights are given

to a range of Roman poems, from reassessments of familiar poems by Catullus and Horace to explanations of the remarkable artistry underlying less mainstream works by Martial, Statius, and Lucilius.

Llewelyn Morgan is University Lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford University and a Fellow of Brasenose College

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