Horace's Narrative Odes

Horace's Narrative Odes

by Michèle Lowrie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198150539

ISBN-13: 9780198150534

Pub. Date: 10/02/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book analyzes the different use of lyric and narrative in Horace's Odes. On the formal level, numerous odes contain narration. Together they tell a larger story about the aesthetic and political demands on the poet's development as a lyrist. At issue is whether Horace can ever truly become a poet of praise.

Overview

This book analyzes the different use of lyric and narrative in Horace's Odes. On the formal level, numerous odes contain narration. Together they tell a larger story about the aesthetic and political demands on the poet's development as a lyrist. At issue is whether Horace can ever truly become a poet of praise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150534
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/02/1997
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1(18)
Part I. The Poetics of Presence/The Poetics of Immortality 19(78)
1. Lyric Discourses
19(30)
2. The Time of Writing and of Song
49(28)
3. Forbidding Mourning
77(20)
Part II. Lyric Narratives 97(256)
4. Programmatic Narrative: Degrees of Relevance
97(41)
5. History and Epic: Civil War
138(49)
6. Personal Narrative and the Fantastic, or, the Poet Out of Bounds
187(37)
7. History and Epic: The Roman Odes
224(42)
8. Narrative Seduction
266(51)
9. Praising Caesar
317(36)
References 353(16)
Index Locorum 369(6)
General Index 375

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