• Tui plenum: Horace in the Presence of the Gods

    Author(s):
    Daniel Barber (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Classical Philology and Linguistics
    Subject(s):
    Classical Greek culture, Classics, Latin, Latin literature, History and theory of lyric
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Horace
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/p4am-na68
    Abstract:
    In Books 1-3 of the Odes, Horace makes clear a hierarchy of divinity through the structures of lyric address and distinguishes the gods and goddesses of his poetic preference from the preeminent deities of Augustan state cult. Specifically, he equivocates masterfully as he approaches Apollo and Jupiter while elevating Mercury, a minor figure in the Augustan religious revival, to special prominence. In the end, he shows himself most proximate to the Muses and Bacchus, the traditional gods most symbolic of his own literary aspirations
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