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FB-12558-75

Friedrich Solmsen
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)

Plato's Phaedrus and Latin Poetry

The seminar will focus on the mutual relations of content, style, and structure in Plato's Phaedrus. Major themes, such as soul, love, myth will be compared with their treatment in other dialogues and their place in earlier Greek thought. Second semester will deal with Roman poetry with a, wide choice of topics. These include 1) aspects of the love theme in Catullus, Propertius and Aeneid IV; 2) Lucretius (poetry, personality, Epicurean doctrines; 3) Roman origin legends in Aeneid VIII compared with "origin" poetry in Callimachus, and Propertius IV.

Project fields:
Classical Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$42,122 (approved)
$42,122 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 6/30/1975