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By Gregson Davis

A better half to Horace incorporates a number of commissioned interpretive essays through prime students within the box of Latin literature overlaying the total primary variety of works produced by way of Horace.Features unique essays by means of quite a lot of top literary scholarsExceeds expectancies for a standard guide by way of that includes essays that problem, instead of simply summarize, traditional perspectives of Homer's paintings and influenceConsiders Horace’s debt to his Greek predecessorsTreats the reception of Horace from modern theoretical perspectivesOffers up to date details and illustrations at the archaeological website often pointed out as Horace's villa within the Sabine geographical region

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But that really only brought to full definition a view which Horace endorses, that senators ought to have and spend more to support their rank than the equites. 6, published at age 30, he already claims that he could be a senator if he liked, but it would cost too much and gain him too little. 168–86 a self-made Italian businessman, “Oppidius,” dives antiquo censu, “rich by standards of earlier times,” telling his two sons he will curse them and disinherit them in his will if they waste his money buying their way into the Senate, just for the “vain titles” of aedile or praetor, he is picturing a situation similar to his own and his father’s, though I think no commentary says this explicitly.

My friend Michael Wigodsky has also removed some of my errors and contributed valuable advice. All remaining faults are my own entirely. 2 The reading in line 10 is uncertain, but some sort of sound play on the letters APVLis certain. The Biographical and Social Foundations of Horace’s Poetic Voice 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 31 [Editor’s note: The received text of line 10 is almost certainly corrupt. The variant ms. reading, limina Pulliae, adopted by several modern editions (including the two Teubner editions of Borzsák and Shackleton Bailey) is grotesquely incongruous with the hymnal tone and stylistic elevation of the proem.

4), on the minimum census. Martial thinks you can even get 6 percent out of the minimum equestrian fortune (cf. 140) and have 24,000 a year. 100 BCE—100 CE seem at the beginning of 2009 a fair comparison none the less. Money had depreciated a little from Horace’s day to Martial’s and Juvenal’s, but the minimal equestrian census even then still made you a person of respect, even in Rome, let alone the countryside. You could also have lots more than that, and be eques splendidus and clarus to distinguish you from the herd.

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