Chapter Eighteen. The Metempsychosis of Horace: The Reception of the Satires and Epistles*

  1. Gregson Davis
  1. Susanna Braund

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch18

A Companion to Horace

A Companion to Horace

How to Cite

Braund, S. (2010) The Metempsychosis of Horace: The Reception of the Satires and Epistles*, in A Companion to Horace (ed G. Davis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319187.ch18

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155403

Online ISBN: 9781444319187



  • metempsychosis of Horace - reception of the satires and epistles*;
  • modern reception of Horace's Satires and Epistles - rich and complex;
  • Italian reception of Horace's hexameter poetry;
  • echoes Horace - in Satire's value, as a combination of entertainment and instruction;
  • Horace and Boileau - central figures in Alexander Pope's self-definition;
  • The Poetaster, Jonson's Horace - poet of modest means, with supporting from Maecenas and Augustus;
  • Horace taking the opportunity - in reproving the Emperor, for his assumptions on status and conduct;
  • message of Satires 1.6 - Horace praising Maecenas for valuing people for their morality and not their blue blood