Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199731565
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918478 | DOI:

Series: Classical Presences

Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer

Show Summary Details


This chapter closes a cycle begun at the end of part I with La Boétie’s Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: we will see that Montaigne again takes up the question of sovereignty, where Homer’s political authority provides the link between the private space of friendship between elite individuals who may challenge royal authority and the public space where all must submit to it.

Keywords: Homer; humanism; Michel de Montaigne; apology of Raymond Sebond; Etienne de la Boetie; discourse on voluntary servitude

Chapter.  6986 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.