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Abbreviated Lays (Paperback)

Ancient History > Rome & the Roman Provinces > Roman Language & Literature P&S History > Archaeology > Post-Medieval, Modern & Industrial Archaeology P&S History > Humanities > Post-Medieval History

Imprint: Oxbow Books
Pages: 105
Illustrations: b/w figs
ISBN: 9781842171110
Published: 1st November 2003
Casemate UK Academic

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The double-dactyl, a poetic form never intended for the serious or high-minded', was invented in 1951. One of the form's rules is that the verse must contain a double-dactyl name, such as Higgledy-Piggledy . This collection, the result of an obsession of the authors, substitutes the doubl-dactyl rhyme with a Latin expression or tag, providing a witty poetic tour through Roman history. Beginning with Aeneas and ending with the last emperors, each brief poem is faced with an original drawing and accompanied by a short piece of text that sets the historical scene. Includes a glossary of Latin tags.

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