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Horace and the gift economy of patronage

Author: Phebe Lowell Bowditch
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Series: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.; Classics and contemporary thought, 7.
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This study explores odes and epistles by the late-first-century poet Horace in the light of modern anthropological and literary theory. The author examines, in particular, how the relationship  Read more...

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Named Person: Horace; Gaius Cilnius Maecenas; Quintus Horatius Flaccus; Horace.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Phebe Lowell Bowditch
ISBN: 0520226011 9780520226012 0520226038 9780520226036
OCLC Number: 43434580
Description: xi, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gladiatorial Imagery: The Rhetoric of Expenditure --
Recent Studies of Horace and Literary Patronage --
Autonomy and the Discursive Conventions of Patronage --
Literary Amicitia --
The Gift Economy of Patronage --
Poetry and the Marketplace --
The Embedded Economy of Rome --
Gift and Delay in the Horatian Chronology --
Tragic History, Lyric Expiation, and the Gift of Sacrifice --
Pollio's History and the Purification of Ritual Violence: Odes 2.1 --
Ritual Devotio and the Lyric Curse: Odes 2.13 --
The Roman Odes and Tragic Sacrifice --
The Gift of Ideology --
The Gifts of the Golden Age: Land, Debt, and Aesthetic Surplus --
Land, Otium, Art: Eclogue 1 --
Gratia and the Poetics of Excess: Eclogue 4 --
The Man Protesteth Too Much: Satires 2.6 --
The Cornucopia and Hermeneutic Abundance: Odes 1.17 --
From Patron to Friend: Epistolary Refashioning and the Economics of Refusal --
Epistolary Subjectivity --
Dyadic Disequilibrium and the Alternation of Debt: Epistles 1.1 --
The Duplicitous Speaker of Epistles 1.7 --
The Economics of Social Inscription --
The Epistolary Farm and the Status Implications of Epicurean Ataraxia --
Pastoral and Privation --
The Economy of Otium and the Material Conditions of the Aequus Animus: Epistles 1.14 --
The Tenuis Imago, or the Vulnerability of an Image: Epistles 1.16 --
Conclusion: The Gift and the Reading Community.
Series Title: Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.; Classics and contemporary thought, 7.
Responsibility: Phebe Lowell Bowditch.
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