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VarietyThe Life of a Roman Concept$
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William Fitzgerald

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226299495

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226299525.001.0001

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Putting Variety at Issue Varietas in Pliny the Younger, Lucretius, and Horace

Putting Variety at Issue Varietas in Pliny the Younger, Lucretius, and Horace

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(p.84) 3 Putting Variety at Issue Varietas in Pliny the Younger, Lucretius, and Horace
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Variety
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William Fitzgerald

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226299525.003.0004

The third chapter examines the strategic role that the concept (and vocabulary) of variety plays in three Latin authors. In Pliny’s letters, variety plays an important role in negotiating Pliny’s anxieties about what he amounts to and in what sphere of achievement he should rest his claim on posterity. Lucretius has to describe how the colourless atoms can produce a world that is so generously varied. Finally, Horace gestures towards an aesthetics of variety sometimes even in passages whose explicit content is quite different.

Keywords:   Pliny the Younger, Lucretius, Horace, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Catullus

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