n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Ausonius : Epigrams, N.M. Kay : book review

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Extracted from text ... 157 N.M. Kay, Ausonius: Epigrams. Text with Introduction and Commentary. London: Duckworth. 2001. Pp. 315, including indices. UK ?40. ISBN 0- 7156-3105-5. Following only ten years after the publication of R.P.H. Green's comprehensive commentary on all the works of Ausonius, 1 it is quite understandable that N.M. Kay's work would be far less ambitious in scope and rather seek to provide a more detailed commentary on only a part of this poet's oeuvre. In an introductory chapter, Kay first discusses issues relating to the arrangement of the epigrams and the literary tradition. He convincingly disputes (Alan) Cameron's claim that the ..

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