By David Armstrong,Jeffrey Fish,Patricia A. Johnston,Marilyn B. Skinner
The Epicurean instructor and poet Philodemus of Gadara (c. 110-c. 40/35 BC) exercised major literary and philosophical impact on Roman writers of the Augustan Age, such a lot significantly the poets Vergil and Horace. but a latest appreciation for Philodemus' position in Roman highbrow heritage has needed to wait at the decipherment of the charred continues to be of Philodemus' library, which was once buried in Herculaneum by way of the eruption of Vesuvius in seventy nine advert. As more advantageous texts and translations of Philodemus' writings became to be had because the Seventies, students have taken a willing curiosity in his kin with top Latin poets.
The essays during this publication, derived from papers offered on the First foreign Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans held in 2000, provide a brand new baseline for realizing the impression of Philodemus and Epicureanism on either the idea and poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and different Augustan writers. 16 top students hint his impression on Vergil's early writings, the Eclogues and the Georgics, and at the Aeneid, in addition to at the writings of Horace and others. the quantity editors additionally offer a considerable creation to Philodemus' philosophical principles for all classicists looking a fuller realizing of this pivotal figure.
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