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Title Horace's Epodes : contexts, intertexts, and reception / Philippa Bather and Claire Stocks
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents Horace's epodes : introduction -- Lycambae spretus infido gener, aut acer hostis bupalo : Horace's epodes and the Greek Iambic tradition / A.D. Morrison -- Of cabbages and kin : traces of Lucilius in the first half of Horaces Epodes / Ian Goh -- Poetic justice : Iambos, fable, and Horace's first epode / Michael B. Sullivan -- Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, or, What is the gender of Horace's epodes / Emily Gowers -- Dithyrambic Iambics : Epode 9 and its general(s') confusion / Claire Stocks -- The underwood of satire : reading the epodes through Ovid's Ibis / Tom Hawkins -- Horace's noxiosissimum corpus : Horatian impotence (Epodes) and moderation (Satires, epistles 1) at Petronius satyricon 130 / Philippa Bather -- Scenes from the afterlife of Horace's epodes (c.1600-1900) / Ellen Oliensis
Summary 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, infuriating and delighting them in equal measure. This collection of essays on the 'Epodes' by new and established scholars seeks to overturn this work's ill-famed reputation and to reassert its place as a valid and valued member of Horace's literary corpus. Building upon a recent surge in scholarly interest in the 'Epodes', the volume goes one step further by looking beyond the collection itself to highlight the importance of intertext, context, and reception. Covering a wide range of topics including the iambic tradition and aspects of gender, it begins with a consideration of the influences of Greek iambic upon the 'Epodes' and ends with a discussion on their reception during the seventeenth century and beyond. By focusing on the connections that can be drawn between the 'Epodes' and other (ancient) works, as well as between the 'Epodes' themselves, the volume will appeal to new and seasoned readers of the poems. In doing so it demonstrates that this smallest, and seemingly most insignificant, of Horace's works is worthy of a place alongside the much-lauded 'Satires and odes'
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 26, 2016)
Subject Horace. Epodae.
Horace -- Appreciation -- History
Horace -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses
SUBJECT Epodae (Horace) fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Art appreciation
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Bather, Philippa, editor.
Stocks, Claire, editor.
ISBN 9780191063343