n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Staking a claim for lyric achievement : Horace, Odes 3.7-12
|Article Title||Staking a claim for lyric achievement : Horace, Odes 3.7-12|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||69 - 93|
|Keyword(s)||University of Stellenbosch|
One of the fascinating aspects of ancient Greek and Latin lyric poetry is its multiplicity. Having staked his claim as a Roman Alcaeus in the Roman Odes, Horace goes on to prove his absolute mastery over the multiple possibilities of lyric poetry in general in Odes 3.7-12. In this article I would like to illustrate how Horace, at the beginning of Book 3, prepares renewed proof for a lasting monument of lyric poetry (Odes 3.30.1) - a monument based on his mastery of both metrical variety as well as multifaceted content.
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