A Companion to Horace (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Horace (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Gregson Davis (author)Hardback

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A Companion to Horace features a collection of commissionedinterpretive essays by leading scholars in the field of Latinliterature covering the entire generic range of works produced byHorace. * Features original essays by a wide range of leading literaryscholars * Exceeds expectations for the standard handbook by featuringessays that challenge, rather than just summarize, conventionalviews of Homer's work and influence * Considers Horace s debt to his Greek predecessors * Treats the reception of Horace from contemporary theoreticalperspectives * Offers up-to-date information and illustrations on thearchaeological site traditionally identified as Horace's villa inthe Sabine countryside

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Gregson Davis is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Duke University. His publications include Polyhymnia: The Rhetoric of Horatian Lyric Discourse (1984) and Aime Cesaire (1997).


List of Figures viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Abbreviations Used xiii

Author's Note xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

Part I Biographical and Social Contexts 5

1. The Biographical and Social Foundations of Horace's PoeticVoice 7 David Armstrong

2. Horace's Friendship: Adaptation of a Circular Argument34 William Anderson

3. Horace and Imperial Patronage 53 Phebe Lowell Bowditch

4. The Roman Site Identified as Horace's Villa at Licenza, Italy75 Bernard Frischer

Part II Horatian Lyric: Literary Contexts 91

5. The Epodes: Genre, Themes, and Arrangement 93 David Mankin

6. Defi ning a Lyric Ethos: Archilochus lyricus andHoratian melos 105 Gregson Davis

7. Horace and Lesbian Lyric 128 Jenny Strauss Clay

8. Horace's Debt to Pindar 147 William H. Race

9. Female Figures in Horace's Odes 174 Ronnie Ancona

10. The Roman Odes 193 Hans Peter Syndikus

11. Horace: Odes 4 210 Michele Lowrie

12. The Carmen Saeculare 231 Michael Putnam

Part III The Satires and Epistles 251

13. Horace and the Satirist s Mask: Shadowboxing withLucilius 253 Catherine Schlegel

14. Horatius Anceps: Persona and Self-revelation inSatire and Song 271 Kirk Freudenburg

15. Return to Sender: Horace's sermo from the Epistles tothe Satires 291 Andrea Cucchiarelli

16. The Epistles 319 W. R. Johnson

Part IV Reception of Horace's Poetry 335

17. The Reception of Horace's Odes 337 Lowell Edmunds

18. The Metempsychosis of Horace: The Reception of the Satiresand Epistles 367 Susanna Braund

19. Reception of Horace's Ars Poetica 391 Leon Golden

Bibliography 414

Index 444

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405155403
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
  • ID: 9781405155403
  • weight: 1058
  • ISBN10: 140515540X

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