Horace And The Rhetoric Of Authority by Ellen OliensisHorace And The Rhetoric Of Authority by Ellen Oliensis

Horace And The Rhetoric Of Authority

byEllen Oliensis

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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Ths book is an advanced introduction to Horace that treats his whole poetic career and all of the genres in which he worked. Oliensis focuses on the social dimensions of Horace's poetry, considering how Horace shaped his poems and his books to promote his authority while also paying deference to his eminent patrons. The combination of scope, social emphasis, and theoretically informed close readings is what distinguishes this book from other current treatments of Horace.
Title:Horace And The Rhetoric Of AuthorityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030889

ISBN - 13:9780521030885


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Face-saving and self-defacement in the Satires; 2. Making faces at the mirror: the Epodes and the civil war; 3. Acts of enclosure: the ideology of form in the Odes; 4. Overreading the Epistles; 5. The art of self-fashioning in the Ars poetica; Postscript: Odes 4.3; Works cited; Poems discussed; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"In a gratifying book, crafted with unusual care, Ellen Oliensis investigates Horace's self-fashioning in his poetry." Kenneth J. Reckford, American Journal of Philology