Horace: Odes and Epodes by Michele Lowrie

Horace: Odes and Epodes

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This collection of recent articles provides convenient access to some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Formalist, structuralist, and historicizing approaches alike offer insight into this complex poet, who reinvented lyric at the transition from the Republic to theAugustan principate. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian are here translated into English for the first time. A thread linking many of the pieces is the recurring debate over the performance of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal reality? A figurative appropriation of Greek traditionwithin the bookish culture of late Hellenism? Arguments both for and against gain a hearing. Michele Lowrie's introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the seminal issues confronting the interpretation of Horatian lyric today. Suggestions for further reading and aconsolidated bibliography open avenues for more extensive research.

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Michele Lowrie is Associate Professor of Classics at New York University.
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Title:Horace: Odes and EpodesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:October 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Michele Lowrie: Introduction1. Richard Heinze: The Horatian Ode2. Steele Commager: The Function of Wine in Horace's Odes3. H. J. Mette: 'Slender Genre' and 'Slender Table' in Horace4. P. H. Schrijvers: How to End an Ode?5. Mario Citroni: Occasion and Levels of Address in Horatian Lyric6. Matthew Santirocco: The Maecenas Odes7. P. L. Schmidt: Horace's Century Poem - A Processional Song?8. William Fitzgerald: Power and Impotence in Horace's Epodes9. Ellen Oliensis: Canidia, Canicula, and the Decorum of Horace's Epodes10. Michael C. J. Putnam: The Languages of Horace Odes 1.2411. Denis Feeney: Horace and the Greek Lyric Poets12. Alessandro Barchiesi: Final Difficulties in the Career of an Iambic Poet: Epode 1713. Don Fowler: Horace and the Aesthetics of Politics14. I. M. Le M. Du Quesnay: Horace, Odes 4.5: Pro Reditu Imperatoris Caesari Divi Filii Augusti15. Michele Lowrie: A Parade of Lyric Predecessors: Horace C. 1.12-1816. Luigi Rossi: Horace, a Greek Lyrist without Music17. R. G. M. Nisbet: The Word Order of the Odes18. John Henderson: Horace Talks Rough and Dirty: No Comment (Epodes 8 and 12)19. Alessandro Barchiesi: Rituals in Ink: Horace on the Greek Lyric Tradition