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date: 22 July 2019

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This chapter identifies cultural and generic trends and authorial methodologies in neo-Latin literature in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; and ways that Latin served as a bridge between four British regions, between neo-Latin writers in Britain and their Continental predecessors and peers, and between Latin and the respective vernacular(s). It also examines vertical spaces (both chronological and cultural) between the neo-Latin and the classical Latin text, and between the linear demarcations of “early modern,” “Augustan,” and “Romantic.” An assessment of links between nationhood and the neo-Latin text is followed by examples of generic continuity and metamorphosis in the British neo-Latin pastoral, ode, and epigram. The concluding sections offer two case-studies that, it is argued, engendered the birth of specifically British versions of the mock-heroic and mock-didactic.

Keywords: epic, didactic, Buchanan, Milton, genre, nationhood, anthology, intertextuality, continent

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