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Author Bowditch, Phebe Lowell, 1961-
Title Horace and the gift economy of patronage / Phebe Lowell Bowditch.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2001]
©2001

Series Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
Classics and contemporary thought ; 7
Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature.
Classics and contemporary thought ; 7.
Subject Horace -- Knowledge -- Economics.
Authors and patrons -- Rome.
Authors and patrons in literature.
Patron and client -- Rome.
Literary patrons -- Rome.
Gifts in literature.
Gifts (Roman law)
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Rome -- Economic conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 281 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-268) and indexes.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520925892 (electronic bk.)
0520925890 (electronic bk.)
141752393X (electronic bk.)
9781417523931 (electronic bk.)
1597346616 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781597346610 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0520226011 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520226012 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520226038 (pbk.)
9780520226036 (pbk.)
OCLC # 55891210
Additional Format Print version: Bowditch, Phebe Lowell, 1961- Horace and the gift economy of patronage. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001 0520226011 0520226038 (DLC) 00024673 (OCoLC)43434580