Felices sumus! - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon — LiveJournal
|Date:||November 9th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)|| |
There is terribly interesting intertextuality stuff with the Hellenistic poets and late Republic/early Empire poetry (eg Callimachus and Catullus, book 3 of G. Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica and book 4 of the Aeneid, not to mention Theocritus and a huge chunk of later English poetry). Of course, you have to slog through the Hellenistic poets in order to do that, which involves some hideously difficult Greek, too many eruditer-than-thou allusions, and far too many sheep.