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The End of the Poem

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter assesses the end of Horace's Ars Poetica. In considering the poem's final lines, the chapter returns to its opening ones, showing how they are linked through a concern with the visual ... More


Becoming the Ars Poetica

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides a background of Horace's Ars Poetica, a 476-line poem revered for over fifteen hundred years as the indispensable guide for practicing poets. Ars Poetica provided a ... More


Receiving the Ars Poetica

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This epilogue traces the themes and concerns of the previous chapters throughout the Ars Poetica's considerable reception history. If the Ars Poetica's poetic qualities have not always been clear to ... More


Humano

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the first word of the Ars Poetica, humano (human), which heralds the poem's concern with all that living entails. This casts the scope of the work far beyond poetry from the ... More


Pisones

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the Pisones, the persons to whom the Ars Poetica is addressed. It argues that Horace subjects the Pisones to a far less gentle handling than has been generally acknowledged, and ... More


Amici, risum

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

in Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on two key words: amici (friends) and risum (laughter). Both terms run the length of the Ars Poetica, appearing sometimes singly and at other times in unison, such that the ... More


Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ Satires have long resisted interpretation. A curious amalgam of satire and philosophy, they are couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little ... More


Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

For two millennia, the Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry), the 476-line literary treatise in verse with which Horace closed his career, has served as a paradigmatic manual for writers. Rarely has it been ... More


The Cannibal Poets

Shadi Bartsch

in Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius plays off the Ars Poetica of Horace, his predecessor in satire, by changing Horace’s condemnation of the badly integrated poetic corpus into a literal description of bad poetry as mutilated ... More


Beyond Performance Envy:: Horace, Epistles 2. 1

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's literary epistles, contrary to their own written medium, are fascinated with performance. It is not just that the Ars Poetica is a didactic poem on how to write tragedy and Epistles 2.1 ... More


Lucan in Controversy: Poetry, History, and Truth

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses how the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics, particularly in early sixteenth-century Italy, revived ancient concerns over Lucan’s generic status, and shows how the friction ... More


Intertextuality, Writers, and Readers

Christopher V. Trinacty

in Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199356560
eISBN:
9780199356584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356560.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Senecan poetics more broadly. The analysis of intertexts from Vergil’s Georgics and Horace’s Ars Poetica shows how Seneca bases his poetics on the reception of precepts from ... More


The Creative Superiority of Self-Reproach: Horace’s Ars Poetica

Victoria Rimell

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter’s new reading of Horace’s AP teases out how this text negotiates a delicate tension and balance between Horace’s own inferior social status and superior status as older expert, and the ... More


“It Must Change”: The Art of Digression in Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the place of digression in Modernist debates surrounding the theory of aesthetics in relation to American political culture. Wallace Stevens adopts digression as a governing ... More


Showing The Saying: Laying Interpretative Ground

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224180
eISBN:
9780823235377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224180.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the veil of poetic imagination formed within the Jewish esoteric tradition known as “kabbalah”. The semantic range of the term encompasses practice and ... More


Fictions of a Former World

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Richard Owen's entry into the Geological Society of London sparked an interest and excitement in him. His wife, Caroline, wrote in her journal about Owen's witnessing interest of leading geologists ... More


After the Odes 2: The Literary Epistles

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the three long literary epistles that are Horace’s last works, addressed, respectively, to Augustus, to Julius Florus, and to the members of the Piso family (which, following ... More


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