By Timothy Johnson
Ten years after publishing his first number of lyric poetry, Odes I-III, Horace (65 B.C.-8 B.C.) lower back to lyric and released one other booklet of fifteen odes, Odes IV. those later lyrics, which compliment Augustus, the imperial family members, and different political insiders, have usually been handled extra as propaganda than paintings. yet in A Symposion of compliment, Timothy Johnson examines the richly textured ambiguities of Odes IV that have interaction the viewers within the communal or "sympotic" formula of Horace's compliment. Surpassing propaganda, Odes IV displays the finely nuanced and resourceful poetry of Callimachus instead of the traditions of Aristotelian and Ciceronian rhetoric, which recommend that compliment should still current quite often admitted virtues and vices. during this manner, Johnson demonstrates that Horace's software of competing views establishes him as Pindar's rival. Johnson exhibits the Horatian panegyrist is greater than a based poet representing basically the needs of his buyers. The poet forges the panegyric schedule, starting up the nature of the compliment (its mode, lyric, and content material either optimistic and negative), and calls jointly a neighborhood to hitch within the production and model of Roman identities and civic ideologies. With this insightful analyzing, A Symposion of compliment might be of curiosity to historians of the Augustan interval and its literature, and to students attracted to the dynamics among own expression and political strength.
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Autobiography becomes poetics. This last biographical sketch overlays an epic versus lyric contrast in which Horace laments the loss of his lyric voice and resists the pressure he feels to fulfill any requests for additional verses. The poet has replayed this argument enough times that the pattern is beyond redundant: epicists concern themselves with meeting the demands of patrons, politics, and courting imperial favor; lyricists freely sing the pleasures of life. The five lines (41–45) in which Horace recounts his education are divided by geography and poetics.
Both renounce the anger of Achilles and the wanderings of Odysseus and juxtapose lyric and epic code words to highlight generic tensions (paulo/ plus; tenues/grandia).
Are two particular poems interrelated or not? This is without the other subtexts: Homer, Pindar, Sappho, Simonides, Bacchylides, Callimachus, Catullus, Vergil, Propertius . . It is easy to gaze into the Horatian poem and see many reflections, in addition to one’s own. Such layering is not just a challenge for an audience but also affects the poet. It would hardly be possible for a poet to predict how any audience might read one poem in view of another or for Horace to give any definitive shape to the interpretive space.
A Symposion of Praise: Horace Returns to Lyric in Odes IV (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) by Timothy Johnson