n Akroterion - Celebrating the past : Horace's as

Volume 53, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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The scholarship on Horace's use of these reminders to his audience is vast and seemingly unending. The fact that Horace reflected the work of individual early Greek lyric poets or of his more immediate precursors, the Alexandrians, is indicated as a matter of course in commentaries on Horace. Scholarship may further encompass the tracing of verbal echoes, contextual similarities, generic applications or enhancements, or engaging in general with the ''intertextuality'' presented in Horace's work. Together these reminders function as an and contribute directly and in an on-going manner to his audience's remembrance of his predecessors.

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