Preface; Abbreviations; 1. History: Ovid and the Augustan myth; 2. Idea: Dido's culpa; 3. Imitation: association of ideas in Persius; 4. Tone: poets and patrons in Juvenal's seventh satire; 5. Architecture: theories about Virgil's Eclogues; 6. Theory: sincerity and mask; 7. Translation; Index.
In these studies of Latin poetry Niall Rudd demonstrates a variety of critical methods and approaches.