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Latin literature IV: Lyric Posted by on Mar 20, 2012

Lyric This poetic genre includes diverse forms and themes. Most of the times the common subjects are about the private sphere of human beings, in contrast to the epic in which the subject is marked by a public or social man. Lyric was the poetry played on the lyre, hence its name, and it was…

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Tibullus Posted by on Jul 7, 2011

Albius Tibullus was a Latin poet and a contemporary of Virgil. We have very little information about Tibullus’s life and we’re not even sure if the last two book of poems attributed to Tibullus was really even written by him. However, we are pretty confident that the first two volumes of poems was authored by…

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