Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Occasional poetry
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A. Definition and ancient models

O. represents an important, perhaps the greater part of the production of Humanist neo-Latin poetry [15.54]. This article focuses mainly on neo-Latin poetry, with brief discussion of 16th and 17th-cent. vernacular O. in the concluding remarks.

The defining features of O. according to the current view in literary science are a poem's connection with (1) an occasion and (2) an addressee. A public or private event offered an occasion for a poet to write a poem to an addressee, publicly to celebrate the e…

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Fuchs, Thorsten (Gießen), “Occasional poetry”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004872>
First published online: 2015



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