Chapter Fourteen. Horatius Anceps: Persona and Self-Revelation in Satire and Song*

  1. Gregson Davis
  1. Kirk Freudenburg Professor

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch14

A Companion to Horace

A Companion to Horace

How to Cite

Freudenburg, K. (2010) Horatius Anceps: Persona and Self-Revelation in Satire and Song*, in A Companion to Horace (ed G. Davis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch14

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Yale University, 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:

  • Horatius Anceps - persona and self-revelation in satire and song*;
  • rhetorical and literary mechanisms of personal poet's persona-work - receiving detailed attention;
  • downside of persona theory - perceived loss of the poet “himself”;
  • self-mythologization of “Horace” - not just as witnesses, but participants via the myths we know;
  • any given written expression of poet's self - necessarily being intersubjective;
  • Lucilius - overstuffed life - Horace Satires 2.1.30 – 4;
  • life as (always a) metaphor, and the metaphors that write “life”;
  • against his own claim of verbal incapacity - Horace painting Lucilius, as excessive and uncontrolled;
  • Horace playing with the idea of himself - as both verbally poised and controlled and verbally helpless

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lucilius: the Overstuffed Life

  • Life as (always a) metaphor, and the metaphors that write “life”

  • The encultured auto of the poet's bio