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Horace’s Body, Horace’s Books

Joseph Farrell

in Classical Constructions

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218035
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191711534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0008
Horace’s Body, Horace’s Books

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This chapter attempts to engage in a specific modification of a well-known and widely subscribed-to theory about the representation of the human body in literature and the visual arts. And the Latin text with which the chapter will do these things is that of Horace. It compares two generically distinct and self-contained ‘publications’, namely the first book of Sermones and the first three books of Odes. It addresses the question: What sorts of bodies does Horace represent in these two collections?.

Keywords: Horace; human body; visual arts; Sermones; Odes

Chapter.  8131 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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