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On Not Being Archilochus: Horace's Epodes

S.J. Harrison

in Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203581
eISBN:
9780191708176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203581.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's Epodes both incorporate and react against their archaic model Archilochus, and also interact significantly with other contemporary genres (Vergil's Eclogues and love-elegy). The second half ... More


Horace and Archaic Greek Poetry *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The discussion of Horace's lyric is taken beyond the previous chapter. The book of Epodes and each book of Odes are seen to have a dynamic structure, to move decisively. Horace uses Archilochus and ... More


Structure and Allusion in Horace's Book of Epodes (2005)

R.O.A.M. Lyne

in R. O. A. M. Lyne: Collected Papers on Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203963
eISBN:
9780191708237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203963.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper argues that Horace's Epodes show clear use of Callimachus' Iambi in their structure, and provides a close analysis of Epode 13.


Iambics: The Short and the Long of it

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the class of iambic metres, represented in non-dramatic Latin verse by the iambic trimeter, ‘limping’ iambic and the epodic systems used by Horace in the Epodes. After a ... More


Horatian Lyric and Metaphorical Truths

Michéle 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/9780199545674.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter moves beyond the previous one in attempting to unify aestheticizing and sociological approaches to Horace's language of performance and performativity. The rhetoric of inability in the ... More


Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Philippa Bather and Claire Stocks (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace's Epodes rank among the most under-valued texts of the early Roman principate. Abrasive in style and riddled with apparent inconsistencies, the Epodes have divided critics from the outset, ... More


Scenes from the Afterlife of Horace’s Epodes (c.1600–1900)

Ellen Oliensis

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter on the ‘afterlife’ of the Epodes argues for a Horatian reappraisal—not of the Epodes themselves, but rather their reception. Oliensis questions the perception among contemporary scholars ... More


Horace, Epistles 1.19.23–40

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a reading of Epistles 1.19.23–40. It suggests that lines 23–40 consist of two complementary ‘panels’, of which the first (23–31) deals with the Epodes and the second (32–40) ... More


Lycambae spretus infido gener | aut acer hostis Bupalo: Horace’s Epodes and the Greek Iambic Tradition

A. D. Morrison

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s Epodes rank among the most undervalued texts of the early Roman principate. Abrasive in style and riddled with apparent inconsistencies, the Epodes have divided critics from the ... More


Of Cabbages and Kin: Traces of Lucilius in the First Half of Horace’s Epodes

Ian Goh

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers whether the acknowledged influence of the satirist Lucilius on Horace’s Satires (notably Book 2) should be extended to the Epodes. The chapter focuses primarily on the first ... More


Poetic Justice: Iambos, Fable, and Horace’s First Epode

Michael B. Sullivan

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers past iambic influences on the Epodes, focusing special attention on animal imagery and fables. Beginning with an overview of Horace’s iambic sources Sullivan, the chapter moves ... More


Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls, Or: What is the Gender of Horace’s Epodes?

Emily Gowers

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter on gender in the Epodes challenges us to re-evaluate an entire field of scholarship. Beginning with the observation that gender has been a persistently useful and popular lens through ... More


Dithyrambic Iambics: Epode 9 and its General(s’) Confusion

Elena Giusti

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Dionysiac themes in Epode 9 and also touches upon the socio-political dimensions of Horace’s Epodes. The author argues that Epode 9 should be acknowledged as the forerunner of ... More


Monsters in the Night: Hannibal, Prodigia, and the Parallel Worlds of Epode 16 and Ode 4.4

Claire Stocks

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Horace’s portrayal of Hannibal and prodigia in the Epodes and Odes. It argues that the Carthaginian’s presence in Epode 16 and Ode 4.4, among other parallels between the two ... More


The Underwood of Satire: Reading the Epodes through Ovid’s Ibis

Tom Hawkins

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter on Ovid’s Ibis argues that Ovid reacts against Horace’s Epodes as part of a discourse about society. It suggests that whilst Ovid’s mode of reacting against, as well as responding to, ... More


Horace’s noxiosissimum corpus: Horatian Impotence (Epodes) and Moderation (Satires, Epistles 1) at Petronius Satyricon 130

Philippa Bather

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter on Horatian impotence and moderation in Petronius’ Satyricon 130 also touches upon the intertextual relationship between Ovid and Horace’s Epodes. The author argues that Horace serves as ... More


Before the Odes

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/9780195156751.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After sketching the contours of the Roman literary scene at the start of Horace’s career, this chapter focuses on the two bodies of poetry that Horace produced before turning to the lyric poetry ... More


Horace

Julia Dyson Hejduk

in The God of Rome: Jupiter in Augustan Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190607739
eISBN:
9780190607753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607739.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The analysis of Jupiter in Horace shows the importance of genre in assessing the poet’s “philosophy” or “theology.” Our possession of Horace’s works in their entirety lets us see the different faces ... More


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