CRITICAL ESSAYS ON ROMAN LITERATURE. ELEGY AND LYRIC. Edited and with an Introduction by J.P. Sullivan.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969. 3rd impr. V,225p. Cloth wrps. Nice copy. Contents: J.P. SULLIVAN: Introduction (pp.1-15); H.F. CHERNISS: Me ex versiculis meis parum pudicum (pp.15-31); K.F. QUINN: Docte Catulle (pp.31-69); J.P. ELDER: Tibullus: Tersus atque elegans (pp.65-107); A.W. ALLEN: Sunt qui Propertium malint (pp.107-149); A.G. LEE: Tenerorum lusor amorum (pp.149-181); R.G.M. NISBET: Romanae fidicen lyrae: the Odes of Horace (pp.181-219). 'As propaganda, the book is studiously mild, but it will probably be the more effective. Anybody who has tried to interest students in the critical reading of Latin poetry (as opposed to - hideously familiar phrase - 'doing'it), knows how difficult it can be to get them to trust their judgement, to react in a positive way, to enjoy. These essays, by suggesting approaches and providing topics and starting-points for discussion, should help to elicit a response from a student who is prepared to make an effort and realizes that literary criticism is an active, not a passive, process. It is a book to be grateful for.' (E.J. KENNEY in The Classical Review (New Series), 1963, p.299).