‚Irasci me tibi scito‘. Augustus und sein Verhältnis zu Horaz im Spiegel der Fragmente seiner Privatkorrespondenz, ‚Augustus immortalis‘. (...), ed. Jessica Bartz/Martin Müller/Rolf Frank Sporleder (Berlin 2020), 81–88
While the Res Gestae are understood as an important source for the life and work of Augustus, Henning Ohst presents letters of the Princeps. These have survived only in fragments and through other authors, but still offer research opportunities for new questions. The focus of the contribution is the relationship of the Princeps to poets such as Horace. Ohst examines by what means the ancient authors make it clear that they are quotations, and what role the quotations play in the texts in question. On the one hand, they are authentic testimonies of Augustus, on the other hand, they have to be analyzed for their purpose for the respective work.