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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-268) and indexes.
The Gift Economy of Patronage -- Tragic History, Lyric Expiation, and the Gift of Sacrifice -- The Gifts of the Golden Age -- From Patron to Friend -- The Epistolary Farm and the Status Implications of Epicurean Ataraxia.
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.
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