A Symposion of Praise: Horace Returns to Lyric in Odes IV

Paperback | January 10, 2007

byTimothy Johnson

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Horace’s later lyric poetry, Odes IV, which focuses on praising Augustus, the imperial family, and other political insiders, has often been treated more as propaganda than art. But in A Symposion of Praise, Timothy Johnson examines the richly textured ambiguities of Odes IV.

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Horace’s later lyric poetry, Odes IV, which focuses on praising Augustus, the imperial family, and other political insiders, has often been treated more as propaganda than art. But in A Symposion of Praise, Timothy Johnson examines the richly textured ambiguities of Odes IV.

Timothy Johnson is associate professor of classics at the University of Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:January 10, 2007Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299207447

ISBN - 13:9780299207441

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"A wonderfully complex and nuanced picture of Horace's poetry."—Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison