By Gregson Davis
A better half to Horace includes a selection of commissioned interpretive essays by way of major students within the box of Latin literature overlaying the full familiar variety of works produced via Horace.Features unique essays by way of quite a lot of major literary scholarsExceeds expectancies for a standard guide by means of that includes essays that problem, instead of simply summarize, traditional perspectives of Homer's paintings and influenceConsiders Horace’s debt to his Greek predecessorsTreats the reception of Horace from modern theoretical perspectivesOffers up to date info and illustrations at the archaeological website often pointed out as Horace's villa within the Sabine geographical region
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Tillius” was compelled, ﬁrst as quaestor and then praetor, to appear in public with servos sequentes, a train of ﬁve slaves, in Tillius’ case carrying his chamber-pot and wine-jar (107). But this is far too few for a person of praetorian 20 David Armstrong rank, even on Tillius’ journey to suburban Tibur, presumably already known as Horace’s own summer resort. nunc mihi curto ire licet mulo vel si libet usque Tarentum mantica cui lumbos onere ulceret atque eques armos: obiciet nemo sordes mihi quas tibi, Tilli.
1–3). 18–21). He asks a senatorial friend, Numonius Vala, whose ancient and illustrious family were the hereditary patrons of the Greek city of Paestum nearby, about how to travel there. But he explicitly classes himself below those few, like Vala, who were rich enough to own seaside villas at the great resorts on the Bay of Naples: Nam tuta et parvula laudo cum res deﬁcient, satis inter vilia fortis: verum ubi quid melius contigit et unctius, idem vos sapere et solos aio bene vivere, quorum conspicitur nitidis fundata pecunia villis.
He was a freedman’s son, and it was important to him, and presumably to Maecenas’ circle, including the future Augustus, to create a self-portrait explaining his title to be among them. But all the equestrian poets who mention their rank, and many like Lucretius and Vergil who do not explicitly do so, are assuming The Biographical and Social Foundations of Horace’s Poetic Voice 25 not just the otium equestre, the equestrian leisure from senatorial politics, but the libertas equestris, the freedom of speech and comment, which their property and rights and interest in the welfare of the Roman state give them.
A Companion to Horace (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Gregson Davis