ISBN : 9780198789017
Grattius' Cynegetica is the author's only surviving work and can confidently be dated to the Augustan period, yet in comparison to his literary contemporaries Grattius is seldom read and remains almost completely unappreciated in classical and literary scholarship. This volume is the first book-length study of the poet and aims to make his work accessible to a wide audience, reveal its relevance for the tradition of didactic poetry and the study of other Augustan poetry and culture, and provide an impetus for future discussions.
Frontmatter; List of Contributors; Introduction; Text and Translation; Roman Didactic and Epic Interactions; 1 Giulia Fanti: Grattius' Cynegetica: A Protean Poem at the Heart of the Roman Didactic Tradition; 2 Monica R. Gale: 'te sociam, Ratio . . .': Hunting as Paradigm in the Cynegetica; 3 Boris Kayachev: Hunt as War and War as Hunt: Grattius' Cynegetica and Virgil's Aeneid; 4 Christina Tsaknaki: Ars Venandi: The Art of Hunting in Grattius' Cynegetica and Ovid's Ars Amatoria; Hunting and the World; 5 G. O. Hutchinson: Motion in Grattius; 6 Steven J. Green: Grattius and Augustus: Hunting for an Emperor; Mythical Hunters; 7 Lisa Whitlatch: The Conditions of Poetic Immortality: Epicurus, Daphnis, and Hagnon; 8 Donncha O Rourke: Authorial Surrogates in Grattius' Cynegetica; Grattius in the Early Modern Period; 9 Victoria Moul: Hunting with Hounds in Neo-Latin: The Reception of Grattius from Fracastoro to Vaniere; 10 Mike Waters: Hunting and the Seventeenth-Century English Gentleman: Christopher Wase's Translation of Grattius' Cynegeticon (1654); Appendix: Slaves, Poetry, and the Case against Transposition of Verses 61-74; Endmatter; Bibliography; Index