Horace: Satires and Epistles by Kirk FreudenburgHorace: Satires and Epistles by Kirk Freudenburg

Horace: Satires and Epistles

EditorKirk Freudenburg

Paperback | December 31, 2009

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The articles included in this volume represent some of the finest writing on Horace's satires (Sermones) and epistles (Epistulae) over the past fifty years. Several have previously only been accessible in specialist journals, while five appear here for the first time in English translation.All are remarkable for the way in which they do their work at multiple levels, moving from the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and syntax to issues of genre, socio-politics, and beyond. Collectively, these articles underscore and exemplify the value of close reading, and of paying strict attentionto detail. Starting with the specifics of the poetic page, they lead us into the various complex and overlapping discursive systems that Horace's poems both arise from and seek to address. A specially written Introduction surveys recent scholarship, and the specific impact of each articleincluded.
Kirk Freudenburg is Professor of Latin in the Department of Classics at Yale University.
Title:Horace: Satires and EpistlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pagesPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Kirk Freudenburg: Introduction: The Satires and Letters of Horace in Recent ScholarshipPart I: Horace's Sermones1. Horace's Liber Sermonum: The Structure of Ambiguity: Horace's Liber Sermonum: The Structure of Ambiguity2. I. M. Le M. DuQuesnay: Horace and Maecenas: The Propaganda Value of Sermones I3. Mario Labate: Horatian Sermo and Genres of Literature4. William Turpin: The Epicurean Parasite: Horace, Satires 1.1-35. Gordon Williams: Libertino Patre Natus: True or False?6. Emily Gowers: Horace, Satires 1.5: An Inconsequential Journey7. John Henderson: Be Alert (Your Country Needs Lerts): Horace, Satires 1.98. Ruth Scodel: Horace, Lucilius, and Callimachean Polemic9. Jeffrey Tatum: Ultra Legem: Law and Literature in Horace, Satires II.1Part II: Horace's Epistles, Book One10. Colin MacCleod: The Poetry of Ethics: Horace Epistles I11. Stephen J. Harrison: Poetry, Philosophy and Letter-Writing in Horace Epistles 112. Alfonso Traina: Horace and Aristippus: the Epistles and the Art of Conuiuere13. John Moles: Poetry, Philosophy, Politics and Play: Epistles IPart III: Horace's Epistles, Book Two and the Ars Poetica14. Friedrich Klingner: Horace's Letter to Augustus15. Denis C. Feeney: Una cum Scriptore Meo: Poetry, Principate and the Traditions of Literary History in the Epistle to Augustus16. Antonio La Penna: Horace, Augustus, and the Question of the Latin Theater17. Elio Pasoli: Towards a Reading of Horace's Epistle to Julius Florus (Epist. 2.2)18. Kirk Freudenburg: Writing to/through Florus: Sampling the Addressee in Horace Epistles 2.219. Ellen Oliensis: The Art of Self-Fashioning in the Ars Poetica