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Epicurean Economic and Social Undertones of <i>Satires</i> 1.1–3

Sergio Yona

in Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In this chapter, the philosophical observations of Philodemus concerning the nature of imparting ethical advice are connected more fully to Horace’s three introductory satires, in which he explores ... More


Deficient Wealth, Excessive Frankness: Satires

Sergio Yona

in Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The final chapter involves Horace’s description of the contrast between Epicurean moderation and Stoic excess through a series of portraits. The first is that of a rustic farmer, whose advice on ... More


The Growth of Allegory

Michael Herren

in The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores developments in allegorical interpretation promoted by the Stoics. Whereas allegorists in the Presocratic age interpreted the gods by their associations with natural elements ... More


Deification and Theomachy in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The twinning of the themes of deification and theomachy is fundamental to Seneca’s tragedy Hercules Furens: Juno almost stakes her divinity on stopping Hercules from becoming a god, Hercules ... More


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