Download Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome PDF Format Full Free by Luke Roman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-01 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Luke Roman offers a major new approach to the study of ancient Roman poetry. In the modern interpretation of art and literature, autonomy is a central concern where 'aesthetic autonomy' refers to the idea that art (literature, music, visual art) belongs to a realm of its own, separate from ordinary activities and everyday concerns. While scholars have often insisted that aesthetic autonomy is a distinctly modern concept and cannot be applied to other historicalperiods, the book argues that poets in ancient Rome employed a distinctive 'rhetoric of autonomy' -- they represented their poetry as different from other cultural products and independent of theordinary logic of social relations.