CLAC11H3 Lecture Notes - Light Poetry, Catullus, Sapho And Phao

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLAC11H3
CLAC11H3
Roman lyric
Carmina: songs
Poems ; impostered by symposium, people attended parties, organic and cultural based
o Roman poetry; biased against it,
o Archaic poetry: diff kind of poetry
o Romanic: 18th -19th century
What does it mean for a poet/ poem to be self- conscious:
o Cautals, Horace and vergil; aware of genre they are writing
Concerned with meter., topic and allcivness and hsow in their poetry so tey use
their ppetry to get to larger meanings; reflect poets asthetic and stylistic
preferences
Poets have asthetic preferences:
Programmatic: ex. Pic of profile twitter : ex. Poems: that are meant to display to
the reader what kind of poetics they are interested in and they like
They occur in the beginning or end;
Catacluus: born in city of Verona, 87 bc : died very young
o Came from prominent fam, he associated with the elite,
o Rome had blossomed in to an empire: endulge in the fruits of empire: you have access
to the English: they had access to exotic materials; ivory, animals, marble and
o Romans got to enjoy: otium: leisure time: social events, lyric poetry, symposia,
They would time of pursuits and endulge in otium ; reading poetry, friends,
o Was part of circle of poets: the poeti novae and otium: was named by callumchus
o They change poetry: composing new sort of petry: biggest change who they look to as
their model : usually it would by Greeks literacture; but the focus is shifted
Hellenisitic period: classical age is over: homer, archaic lyrisicts and trogedens : tragedy
o Poets: never outdue the achievement of the older poets: so they did the opposite of
what they did before them:
o Kata lepton : serious and emtotional tragedies, short and rot; full of illusion only
understood by genious, arttoric; not accessible to everyone but the most genius
Catullus: look to the hellentis rev as there model
o Kata lepton: short and sweet, learned, it has to be scholarly
Short vs long, light poetry(Hellenistic) and heavy(homer),
Poet novea and otium: sequel : reject something, they reject a taste of the text,
Caudia: brother : Claudius : she is famous sltu: cicero: procyreo ;
o Book: libere: meter of the poets:
o Catullus: C.1 : little book, full of wit and polished of with the dry pumice
Mock pose for self decravation:
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Poems ; impostered by symposium, people attended parties, organic and cultural based: roman poetry; biased against it, archaic poetry: diff kind of poetry, romanic: 18th -19th century. What does it mean for a poet/ poem to be self- conscious: cautals, horace and vergil; aware of genre they are writing. Concerned with meter. , topic and allcivness and hsow in their poetry so tey use their ppetry to get to larger meanings; reflect poets asthetic and stylistic preferences. Poems: that are meant to display to the reader what kind of poetics they are interested in and they like. Catacluus: born in city of verona, 87 bc : died very young. Catullus: look to the hellentis rev as there model: kata lepton: short and sweet, learned, it has to be scholarly. Poet novea and otium: sequel : reject something, they reject a taste of the text,

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