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Writing, performance, and authority in Augustan Rome

Author: Michèle Lowrie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the relationship between poetry, song, and authority in Augustan Rome. Michèle Lowrie argues that the medium of writing, as opposed to song, could offer an escape from current social and political demands by shifting the focus toward the readership of posterity.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Lowrie
ISBN: 9780199545674 0199545677
OCLC Number: 318409824
Description: xiv, 426 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Arma uirumque cano --
2. Some background --
3. Performance of Horatian Lyric : The Limits of Reference --
4. Horatian Lyric and Metaphorical Truths --
5. At the Limits of Performativity : The Carmen saeculare --
6. Monument and Festival in Vergil --
7. Elegy : Overcoming Inability --
8. Love and Semiotics --
9. Beyond Performance Envy : Horace, Epistles 2.1 --
10. De- and Re-contextualization: Horace, Epistles 1.19 --
11. Ovid's Triumphs in Exile : Representation and Power --
12. Auctoritas and Representation : Augustus' Res gestae --
13. Occasion and Monument : The Ara Pacis --
14. Literature and the Law : Horace, Sermones 2.1 --
15. Inscription and Testimony : Propertius 4.11 --
16. Pragmatics of Literature : Ovid.
Responsibility: Michèle Lowrie.

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