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Putnam, Michael C. J.

Works: 73 works in 363 publications in 3 languages and 15,752 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Epic poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Literature  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PA6825, 873.01
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Most widely held works by Michael C. J Putnam
Poetic interplay : Catullus and Horace by Michael C. J Putnam( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lives of Catullus and Horace overlap by a dozen years in the first century BC. Yet, though they are the undisputed masters of the lyric voice in Roman poetry, Horace directly mentions his great predecessor, Catullus, only once, and this reference has often been taken as mocking. In fact, Horace's allusion, far from disparaging Catullus, pays him a discreet compliment by suggesting the challenge that his accomplishment presented to his successors, including Horace himself. In Poetic Interplay, the first book-length study of Catullus's influence on Horace, Michael Putnam shows that the earlier poet was probably the single most important source of inspiration for Horace's Odes, the later author's magnum opus. Except in some half-dozen poems, Catullus is not, technically, writing lyric because his favored meters do not fall into that category. Nonetheless, however disparate their preferred genres and their stylistic usage, Horace found in the poetry of Catullus, whatever its mode of presentation, a constant stimulus for his imagination. And, despite the differences between the two poets, Putnam's close readings reveal that many of Horace's poems echo Catullus verbally, thematically, or both. By illustrating how Horace often found his own voice even as he acknowledged Catullus's genius, Putnam guides us to a deeper appreciation of the earlier poet as well"--Provided by publisher
Horace's Carmen saeculare : ritual magic and the poet's art by Michael C. J Putnam( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 B.C.E. for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the first fully preserved Latin hymn whose circumstances of presentation are known, and it is the only lyric by Horace that we can be certain was first presented orally. Michael C. J. Putnam offers a close and sensitive reading of this hymn shedding new light on the richness and virtuosity of its poetry, on the many sources Horace drew on, and on the poem's power and significance as a public ritual."--BOOK JACKET
The Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred years( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Latin and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet's own lifetime to the year 1500. Unprecedented in scope, the book presents a vast compendium of materials that illuminate how poets, teachers, students, and common folk responded to Virgil and his poetry. The volume offers a brief commentary on each text, many of which are translated into English for the first time"--
Virgil's Aeneid : interpretation and influence by Michael C. J Putnam( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems of Tibullus : an en face bilingual edition by Tibullus( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibullus is considered one of the finest exponents of Latin lyric in the golden age of Rome, during the Emperor Augustus's reign, and his poetry retains its enduring beauty and appeal
The poetry of the Aeneid; four studies in imaginative unity and design by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibullus: a commentary by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the Latin elegiac poet Tibullus (c. 55-19 b.c.) is characterized by an artful, witty "simplicity," and it relies on repetition, ambiguity, irony, and paradox for its effect. His poetry appealed to his countrymen in his own time, as it still does to students today, and this textbook is designed to explain and enhance that appeal. The commentary presented here is limited to the sixteen poems which comprise the first two books of the corpus Tibullianum, that is, to poems authentically by Tibullus. The notes focus on the needs of students approaching Latin elegy for the first time, but they will also prove useful to the more experienced student of Latin or to scholars in other languages. The editor has tried to balance matters of fact with occasional fresh interpretations. One introduction records what is known of the poet life and discusses the rise of Latin elegy. The meter of the poems is explained, and Tibullus style is examined
A companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its tradition( )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship.: Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history; Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars; Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship
Artifices of eternity : Horace's fourth book of Odes by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Latin and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's pastoral art; studies in the Eclogues by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by one of the preeminent Virgil scholars of our day is the first comprehensive study of ekphrasis in Virgil's final masterpiece, the Aeneid. Virgil uses ekphrasis - a self-contained aside that generates a pause in the narrative to describe a work of art or other object - to tell us something about the grander text in which it is embedded, says Michael C.J. Putnam. Individually and as a group, Virgil's ekphrases enrich the reader's understanding of the meaning of the epic. Putnam shows how the descriptions of works of art, and of people, places, and even animals, provide metaphors for the entire poem and reinforce its powerful ambiguities."--Jacket
Virgil's poem of the earth : studies in the Georgics by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Latin lyric, elegy, and epic by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Devoted to five of Rome's master poets of the late Republican and early Augustan period, the essays in this volume are exercises in practical criticism that greatly increase the accessibility of the poets to the modern reader. The author discusses major individual poems and a few minor poems; in one instance he focuses on the imaginative structure of a complete book of poems by Propertius, and in the final essay on certain themes and ideas that unify Virgil's poetry as a whole. The essays are categorized by genres and by authors, who, with one exception, are arranged chronologically." [Back cover]
Short epics by Maffeo Vegio( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maffeo Vegio (1407-1458) was the outstanding Latin poet of the first half of the fifteenth century. This volume includes Book XIII of Vergil's "Aeneid," Vegio's famous continuation of the Roman epic, which was extremely popular in the later Renaissance, printed many times and translated into every major European language (and even into Scottish). It also contains three other epic works: "Astyanax," based on an episode in the "Iliad"; "The Golden Fleece" ("Vellus Aureum"); and "Antonias," a short epic based on the life of Saint Anthony of Egypt. Antonias is the first Christian epic of the Renaissance, a precursor of Milton's "Paradise Lost." This volume contains the first modern editions of the Latin text of "Antonias" and "Astyanax."--Jacket
Latin poetry by Jacopo Sannazaro( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Latin and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arktouros : Hellenic studies presented to Bernard M.W. Knox on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humanness of heroes : studies in the conclusion of Virgil's Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary focus of this title is the controversial ending of Vergil's Aeneid, one of the most influential poems in the Western tradition. 'The Humanness of Heroes' begins by examining Aeneas' savage looting in the tenth part of this epic book, followed by tracing the sources and manifestations of the emotions of the hero. The book ends with a detailed study of the end of the poem. In the epilogue, the author gives an overview of the relationship between the denouement of Virgil and aspects of Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn'. The book reinforces the position of Virgil as one of the most original poets of our literary canon, with a profound influence on the literature of our world, from Dante to Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney
The poetry of the Aeneid by Michael C. J Putnam( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael C. J. Putnam offers interpretations of four books of Virgil's great epic (II, V, VIII, and XII), books selected for their links with nearly every other section of the poem. -- Back cover
Art, music, and spectacle in the age of Rubens : the Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the triumphal entry of the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand, brother of King Philip IV of Spain, into Antwerp in 1635, one of the largest and most spectacular festivals ever mounted in an early modern city. The outdoor festivities in honor of the city's new governor included a citywide procession, performances, fireworks, music, and political speeches. Along the processional route appeared nine richly ornamented stages and arches designed by Peter Paul Rubens and executed by a group of local painters and sculptors, including Jacob Jordaens, Theodoor van Thulden, and Jan van den Hoecke. A group of highly distinguished specialists from different disciplines will discuss the entry and Gevaerts' book from a myriad of viewpoints, including art, architecture, music, theater, history, politics, classical knowledge, and economic and intellectual networks. It is the first time that the entry will be examined from a truly interdisciplinary perspective
Being there together : essays in honor of Michael C.J. Putnam on the occasion of his seventieth birthday( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its tradition
Horace's Carmen saeculare : ritual magic and the poet's artThe Virgilian tradition : the first fifteen hundred yearsVirgil's Aeneid : interpretation and influenceTibullus: a commentaryA companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its traditionArtifices of eternity : Horace's fourth book of OdesVirgil's epic designs : ekphrasis in the AeneidShort epicsLatin poetry
Alternative Names
Jenkins Putnam, Michael Courtney 1933-

Michael C. J. Putnam Amerikaans klassiek filoloog

Michael Putnam

Michael Putnam US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

Putnam, M. C. J. 1933-

Putnam, Michael C.

Putnam, Michael C. 1933-

Putnam, Michael C. J.

Putnam, Michael C. J. 1933-

Putnam, Michael C. J. (Michael Courtney Jenkins), 1933-

Putnam, Michael Courtney Jenkins

Putnam, Michael Courtney Jenkins 1933-

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