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A Symposion of Praise: Horace Returns to Lyric in Odes IV.




A symposion of praise; Horace returns to lyric in Odes IV.

Johnson, Timothy S. (Wisconsin studies in classics)

U. of Wisconsin Press, [c]2004

320 p.


Five or six years after the publication of Odes I-III, Roman poet Horace accepted a commission by Augustus and resumed composing lyric carmina, which he collected in another book of odes in 13 BC devoted to panegyric song. Johnson (classics, U. of Florida) explores the panegyric praxis in that least-studied of Horace's books. He is not concerned with the politics of patronage, just the poems.
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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