Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2005

Publication Source

Transactions of the American Philological Association

Volume

135

Issue

1

Start Page

91

Last Page

102

DOI

10.1353/apa.2005.0006

Abstract

This essay traces the recent trajectory of the field of "Latin Studies" using the example of interpretations of Horace's Carmen saeculare and showing, in particular, the increasingly comprehensive relevance attributed to historical context. It sketches a shift away from formalist interpretation and, to an even greater degree, away from practices, such as textual criticism, that once virtually defined the field

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Copyright © 2005 Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Transactions of the American Philological Association, 135:1 (2005), pp. 91-102. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Date Posted: 12 December 2016

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