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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 effect on Roman writers of the Augustan Age, so much significantly the poets Vergil and Horace. but a latest appreciation for Philodemus' position in Roman highbrow background has needed to wait at the decipherment of the charred is still of Philodemus' library, which was once buried in Herculaneum through the eruption of Vesuvius in seventy nine advert. As more desirable texts and translations of Philodemus' writings became on hand because the Nineteen Seventies, students have taken a willing curiosity in his family with best Latin poets.

The essays during this ebook, derived from papers awarded on the First overseas Symposium on Philodemus, Vergil, and the Augustans held in 2000, supply a brand new baseline for figuring out the influence of Philodemus and Epicureanism on either the idea and poetic practices of Vergil, Horace, and different Augustan writers. 16 top students hint his effect 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 amount editors additionally supply a considerable advent to Philodemus' philosophical principles for all classicists looking a fuller figuring out of this pivotal figure.

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