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Horace and the gift economy of patronage

This innovative study explores selected odes and epistles by the late-first-century poet Horace in light of modern anthropological and literary theory. Phebe Lowell Bowditch looks in particular at how the relationship between Horace and his patron Maecenas is reflected in these poems' themes and rhetorical figures
eBook, English, ©2001
University of California Press, Berkeley, ©2001
1 online resource (xi, 281 pages)
9780520925892, 9781417523931, 9781597346610, 9780520226012, 9780520226036, 0520925890, 141752393X, 1597346616, 0520226011, 0520226038
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Tragic History, Lyric Expiation, and the Gift of Sacrifice
The Gifts of the Golden Age
From Patron to Friend
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