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The assertion of immortality on the title-page of Hesperides, Effugient avidos Carmina nostra Rogos--a misquotation from Ovid's elegy for Tibullus--is no mere invocation of a literary commonplace. Rather, it points to a nexus of intertextual relations involving poems on death, afterlife, and poetic companionship in Tibullus, Propertius, the Amores and Ovid's exile poetry, which is persistently important to Herrick. Ovid's elegy makes poetic imitation itself integral to its consideration of literary immortality, figuring poetry as an ongoing conversation between poets living and dead. In Herrick's numerous evocations of this group of interrelated poems we see him entering the conversation with his classical predecessors, and extending it to his near contemporaries through beautifully integrated allusions to Dante, Shakespeare, Denham, Cowley, Carew, and above all Jonson.
|Title of host publication||‘Lords of Wine and Oile’|
|Subtitle of host publication||Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick|
|Editors||Ruth Connolly, Tom Cain|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||26|
|ISBN (Print)||9780199604777, 0199604770|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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'Lords of Wine and Oile': Community and Conviviality in the Work of Robert Herrick and his Contemporaries
Syrithe Pugh (Invited speaker)18 Jul 2008 → 21 Jul 2008
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