The Resource Horace : poetics and politics, V.G. Kiernan

Horace : poetics and politics, V.G. Kiernan

Label
Horace : poetics and politics
Title
Horace
Title remainder
poetics and politics
Statement of responsibility
V.G. Kiernan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today, more is known about the life and work of the great Latin poet Horace than any other writer of antiquity. In this new study of Horace, one of the formative influences on modern European literature, renowned historian V.G. Kiernan examines the distinctive personality and poetry of the poet as well as the economic and social conditions of the Italy in which he lived. Kiernan begins with a background survey of Rome and its rise to supremacy in Italy and shows how Horace -- the son of a former slave -- rose from humble beginnings to become a valued supporter of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, whose power he had once resisted. Kiernan reveals how a time of rapid change and civil war contributed to the work of Horace and how many of the divisions and contradictions in the social structure of that time are reflected in Horace's own nature and in his poems. Horace's works, including the Satires, Epodes, Odes, and Epistles, are discussed at length, as are the themes found in them such as the public panoply of government, war religion, empire, and the private realm of friendship, wine, love, and nature. Kiernan also looks at the similarities between Horace's age and our own, both in conflicts over class and race and in widespread religious doubts and shifts. A thoughtful work from one of this century's most gifted scholars, this new and intensenly personal approach to Horace should not be missed
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiernan, V. G.
Dewey number
874/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6411
LC item number
.K54 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horace
  • Horace
  • Rome
  • Political poetry, Latin
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Licenza (Italy)
  • Politics and literature
  • Poets, Latin
Label
Horace : poetics and politics, V.G. Kiernan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poet and Patron
  • Low Life
  • Men and Women
  • Priests and Prophets
  • The Epodes
  • Political
  • Satirical
  • Amorous
  • The Odes: Public Themes
  • Political
  • Italy and Its Peoples
  • Italian Patriotism
  • Augustus as Savior
  • Religion
  • War
  • Empire
  • Contradictions
  • Odes: Private Themes
  • Personal
  • Friends and Acquaintances
  • Wine
  • The Road to Empire
  • Women and Men
  • Horace in Love?
  • Nature
  • Life and Death
  • The Last Odes
  • The Epistles
  • In Search of Wisdom
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • The Augustan Era
  • Economic and Social Life
  • Horace
  • The First Reign
  • Italy
  • Change and Decay
  • Gods, Philosophers, Poets
  • Civil War and Horace
  • The Satires
  • Horace and Satire
  • High Life
Control code
ocm39810965
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780312165710
Lccn
98043400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39810965
Label
Horace : poetics and politics, V.G. Kiernan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Poet and Patron
  • Low Life
  • Men and Women
  • Priests and Prophets
  • The Epodes
  • Political
  • Satirical
  • Amorous
  • The Odes: Public Themes
  • Political
  • Italy and Its Peoples
  • Italian Patriotism
  • Augustus as Savior
  • Religion
  • War
  • Empire
  • Contradictions
  • Odes: Private Themes
  • Personal
  • Friends and Acquaintances
  • Wine
  • The Road to Empire
  • Women and Men
  • Horace in Love?
  • Nature
  • Life and Death
  • The Last Odes
  • The Epistles
  • In Search of Wisdom
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • The Augustan Era
  • Economic and Social Life
  • Horace
  • The First Reign
  • Italy
  • Change and Decay
  • Gods, Philosophers, Poets
  • Civil War and Horace
  • The Satires
  • Horace and Satire
  • High Life
Control code
ocm39810965
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780312165710
Lccn
98043400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39810965

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