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By Victoria Moul

The impact of the Roman poet Horace on Ben Jonson has usually been stated, yet by no means absolutely explored. Discussing Jonson's Horatianism intimately, this research additionally locations Jonson's densely intertextual dating with Horace's Latin textual content in the broader context of his complicated negotiations with various different 'rivals' to the Horatian version together with Pindar, Seneca, Juvenal and Martial. the recent examining of Jonson's classicism that emerges is one based now not upon static imitation, yet relatively a full of life discussion among competing types - an allusive mode that extends into the seventeenth-century reception of Jonson himself as a latter-day 'Horace'. during this research, the ebook presents clean readings of lots of Jonson's best-known poems - together with 'Inviting a pal to Dinner' and 'To Penshurst' - in addition to a brand new point of view on many lesser-known items, and quite a number unpublished manuscript fabric.

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