# 0758937

Horace

Image, Identity, and Audience


Συγγραφέας: McNeill Randall L. B.
Εκδότης: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801866661
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 200
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2001

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Horace"

Traditional views of Horace seek to present the poet as a consistent, vivid personality who stands behind and orchestrates the diverse "Horatian" writings that have come down to us. In recent years, however, an alternate tradition suggests that there may be many Horaces, that his work is more productively read as the constant invention of rhetorical techniques sensitively attuned to the requirements of different situations and audiences. As Randall L. B. McNeill argues, any sense that readers have of the "real" Horace is clearly deceptive; Horace offers us no unguarded self-portrait, but rather a number of consciously developed characterizations to suit diverse audiences, whether patron, peers, or the public. Horace: Image, Identity, and Audience provides a wide-ranging analysis of Horace's use of self-presentation in his poetry: in his portrayal of his relationships with his patron Maecenas and with his larger readership as a whole; in his discussion of the craft of poetry and his own identity as a poet; and in his handling of contemporary Roman political events in the light of his assumed role as critic of his own society. McNeill uncovers the techniques Horace uses to depict the intricacies of his personal existence; in the book's conclusion, he explores how similar techniques were adapted by later poets such as Ovid. This volume will interest scholars of Horace, Latin poetry, rhetoric, as well as those interested in the cultural studies aspect of persona and identity.


Συγγραφέας/εις: McNeill Randall L. B.
ISBN: 9780801866661
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 15/07/2001
Σελίδες: 200
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Baltimore, MD
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 363 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: No

Περιεχόμενα

Contents: Introduction: The Horaces of Horace 1 Poet and Patron The Warmth of Friendship Deflation and Anxiety Amicitia and Patronage Dealing with Pressure Conclusion: The Horatian Invention 2 In the Public Eye The Rings of Audience The Core Readership The Social Elite Criticism and Envy The Outer Ring Conclusion: Audiences and Images 3 Craft and Concern Poetry as Practical Tool Poetry as Professional Activity Poetry as Public Model Conclusion: The Individual behind the Universal 4 Worldly Affairs Writing for Rome Preliminary Observations The Personal Perspective Savior of the State The Poet's Burden Free and Independent Support Conclusion: Multiple Indirections Conclusion: Creating Reality

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