Chapter Thirteen. Horace and the Satirist's Mask: Shadowboxing with Lucilius

  1. Gregson Davis
  1. Catherine Schlegel Associate Professor

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch13

A Companion to Horace

A Companion to Horace

How to Cite

Schlegel, C. (2010) Horace and the Satirist's Mask: Shadowboxing with Lucilius, in A Companion to Horace (ed G. Davis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Notre Dame, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155403

Online ISBN: 9781444319187

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Keywords:

  • satires and epistles;
  • Horace and Satirist's mask - shadowboxing with Lucilius;
  • Horace's satiric persona in relation to Lucilius;
  • first-person speaker in Horace's Satires - initially disparaging Lucilius' poetic gifts;
  • Satires 1.4 and Lucilius;
  • Horace's sufferings - in the course of the walk with the talker;
  • power and humor of the poem, relying on readers - who identifies her/himself with Horace;
  • Horace using Lucilius' so-called failings - to distinguish himself as a satirist from recognized master of the genre

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Horace's satiric persona in relation to Lucilius