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  • Author:agent Geoffrey Lehmann http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lehmann-geoffrey
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Salvatore Zofrea

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1981 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction (to Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero), Geoffrey Lehmann , single work criticism (p. vii-ix)
Acte, an Ex-Slavei"Keep your nose out of Acte, mother.", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 12)
Rufusi"At Sulla's house the other night", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 17)
Claudia Claudiai"Claudia, the wife of Brucellus", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 18)
The Gracchiadi"Poor old Gracchus,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 19)
Octavilla Pulchellai"After I deflowered you, Pulchella,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 20)
Furiusi"At first your servant boy didn't want it,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 21)
Acte Againi"Our classiest Roman matrons are famous", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 22)
Roads and Marketsi"Two men squat by their mule and cart,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Crassus -- Poet of the Table Drusus -- Poet of the Tablei"Ink flows from your saliva glands -- you write", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 26)
Sweet Suitei"Every big wooden beam has a beetle inside it,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 30)
Ode to the Beauty of the World Ode to the Beauty of the Worldi"Import me an Arabian sunset!", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 35)
The New Academyi"Education,", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry satire (p. 36)
Epithalamiumi"Double divorce, double disgrace", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 37-38)
Notes for a New Civilizationi"Our youth shall bury the obscene", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 40-41)
Gardensi"Because she coveted his garden", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 42-44)
By the Seai""Our Golden Age is now,"", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 47-48)
Elegy for Poppaeai"At night I wear your dresses in our bed", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 50)
A Second Elegyi"Why Venus should love Mars", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 51)
Potter's Fieldi"Maecenas buried it under a garden.", Geoffrey Lehmann , single work poetry (p. 54-55)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Imperial Nigrescences Michael Sharkey , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Poetic Eye : Occasional Writings 1982-2012 2016; (p. 82-89)
Geoffrey Lehmann's Nero Poems is an ambitious collection that shows his lyric facility to great advantage. Occasionally recalling the that pungencies of Juvenal's satires and the asperity of Catullus's and Martial's epigrams, the poems invite interpretations of Nero made by his contemporaries the poems mark a pleasant turning in the attempts of contemporary Australian poets to construct 'sequences of poems. We are not only familiar with single monologues on "classical' themes (what Alan Wearne refers to as all those poems after Browning on Italian Popes) and sequences taking on various voices (William Hart-Smith's "Christopher Columbus" standing out as a remarkably sustained work), but more recently with Peter Porter's After Martial, with which Lehmann's collection may inevitably come to be compared, and notably to Lehmann's advantage at that: both collections are outstanding for their sophistication, wit, and range.' (Introduction)
 
Geoffrey Lehmann's History of Morale Alan Gould , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 219-234)
Geoffrey Lehmann's Nero's Poems Michael Sharkey , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 72-75)
Public and Private Poetry Philip Mead , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Autumn no. 14 1983; (p. 48-51)

— Review of Life Movies Philip Neilsen , 1981 selected work poetry ; English Subtitles Peter Porter , 1981 selected work poetry ; Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry
A Governor, a Farmer, an Emperor : Rome and Australia in Geoffrey Lehmann Michelle Mongan , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 1 1983; (p. 14-24)
Public and Private Poetry Philip Mead , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Autumn no. 14 1983; (p. 48-51)

— Review of Life Movies Philip Neilsen , 1981 selected work poetry ; English Subtitles Peter Porter , 1981 selected work poetry ; Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry
The Poetic Nero, as Happy as a Pig in a Paddock Geoffrey Dutton , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 24 November vol. 101 no. 5290 1981; (p. 80-82)

— Review of Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry
Untitled Martin Duwell , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 7-8 November 1981; (p. 8)

— Review of Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry ; English Subtitles Peter Porter , 1981 selected work poetry
[Review] Nero's Poems Christopher Koch , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 18-24 October 1981; (p. 38)

— Review of Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry
Nero Loses His Fiddle and Gains Respect John Douglas Pringle , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 1981; (p. 43)

— Review of Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 selected work poetry
A Governor, a Farmer, an Emperor : Rome and Australia in Geoffrey Lehmann Michelle Mongan , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 11 no. 1 1983; (p. 14-24)
Geoffrey Lehmann's Nero's Poems Michael Sharkey , 1984 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 28 no. 6 1984; (p. 72-75)
Introduction (to Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero) Geoffrey Lehmann , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nero's Poems : Translations of the Public and Private Poems of the Emperor Nero 1981; (p. vii-ix)
Geoffrey Lehmann's History of Morale Alan Gould , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 219-234)
Imperial Nigrescences Michael Sharkey , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Poetic Eye : Occasional Writings 1982-2012 2016; (p. 82-89)
Geoffrey Lehmann's Nero Poems is an ambitious collection that shows his lyric facility to great advantage. Occasionally recalling the that pungencies of Juvenal's satires and the asperity of Catullus's and Martial's epigrams, the poems invite interpretations of Nero made by his contemporaries the poems mark a pleasant turning in the attempts of contemporary Australian poets to construct 'sequences of poems. We are not only familiar with single monologues on "classical' themes (what Alan Wearne refers to as all those poems after Browning on Italian Popes) and sequences taking on various voices (William Hart-Smith's "Christopher Columbus" standing out as a remarkably sustained work), but more recently with Peter Porter's After Martial, with which Lehmann's collection may inevitably come to be compared, and notably to Lehmann's advantage at that: both collections are outstanding for their sophistication, wit, and range.' (Introduction)
 
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