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Breed, Brian W.

Works: 10 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 2,106 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Georgics  Textbooks  Pamphlets  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian W Breed
Pastoral inscriptions : reading and writing Virgil's Eclogues by Brian W Breed( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pastoral Inscriptions examines the tension between representations of orality in Virgil's pastoral world and the intense textuality of his pastoral poetry. The book argues that separation between speakers and their language in the Eclogues is not merely pastoral preciosity. Rather, it shows how Virgil uses representations of orality as the point of comparison for measuring both the capacity and the limitations of the Eclogues as a written text that will be encountered by reading audiences. The importance of genre is considered both in terms of how pastoral might be defined for the particular literary-historical moment in which Virgil was writing and in light of the subsequent European pastoral tradition."--Jacket
Citizens of discord : Rome and its civil wars( Book )

20 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In this splendid collection, leading scholars of Roman history, literature, art, and law examine urgent questions about civil war as refracted through ancient Roman experience. The essays illuminate an enormous range of thinking and expression by Romans regarding their recurrent civil wars: that such conflict represents a defect in the civic community, or is constitutive of that community; that it marks a breakdown of the governmental system, or is integral to that system; that spells disaster for politicians, writers, artists, and everyday people, or that it furnishes political, social, and creative opportunities. This volume, the first major investigation of this difficult and evolving topic in more than a generation, will offer rich reading for a wide range of Roman scholars, and also for anyone interested in the complexities of civil war in any time and place." Matthew Roller, Johns Hopkins University."
Lucilius and satire in second-century BC Rome by Rex Wallace( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume considers linguistic, cultural, and literary trends that fed into the creation of Roman satire in second-century BC Rome. Combining approaches drawn from linguistics, Roman history, and Latin literature, the chapters share a common purpose of attempting to assess how Lucilius' satires functioned in the social environment in which they were created and originally read. Particular areas of focus include audiences for satire, the mixing of varieties of Latin in the satires, and relationships with other second-century genres, including comedy, epic, and oratory. Lucilius' satires emerged at a time when Rome's new status as an imperial power and its absorption of influences from the Greek world were shaping Roman identity. With this in mind the book provides new perspectives on the foundational identification of satire with what it means to be Roman and satire's unique status as 'wholly ours' tota nostra among Latin literary genres." -- Publisher's description
Eclogues by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Latin and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoral poetry was probably the creation of the Hellenistic poet Theocritus, and he was certainly its most distinguished exponent in Greek. Vergil not only transposed the spirit of Greek pastoral into an Italian setting, blending details from the life of his native countryside into the subsequent history of the genre. On publication the Eclogues won immediate acclaim and Vergil's reputation as a major poet was established. In this edition Robert Coleman describes the earlier pastoral tradition, sets Vergil's poems in historical perspective and evaluates the poet's distinctive contribution to the genre. In the commentary difficulties of interpretation are elucidated. Theocritean influences are examined in detail and points of interest in the language, style and subject-matter discussed. This is the fullest edition of the Eclogues to have appeared in any language and the first in English since the end of the nineteenth century. It is intended primarily for university students and sixth-formers but will be valuable to anyone interested in Latin poetry and the development of the pastoral genre. --
Ennius and the invention of Roman epic( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conington's Virgil : Eclogues by Virgil( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carpe diem : a Horace reader by Gilbert Lawall( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new text is designed to introduce intermediate and advanced students to the poetry of Horace. The selections include all those on the AP® Latin Literature syllabus. Exploration and discussion questions guide in the development of coherent interpretations of the poems, and suggested answers are given in the Teacher's Guide. Vocabulary and notes on the facing Latin texts in the Student Edition make Horace's poetry readily accessible
Conington's Virgil : Eclogues by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a lady : Propertius 1.3 and ecphrasis by Brian W Breed( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The limits of Arcadia : boundaries in Virgil's Eclogues by Brian W Breed( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pastoral inscriptions : reading and writing Virgil's Eclogues
Citizens of discord : Rome and its civil warsLucilius and satire in second-century BC RomeEcloguesConington's Virgil : EcloguesCarpe diem : a Horace readerConington's Virgil : Eclogues
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