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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0007

Series: Classical Presences

Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer

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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

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