This volume offers a collection of papers originally presented at an international colloquium sponsored by the Department of Philology of the University of Crete. They discuss the relationship between Horace’s Epodes, Odes, and Epistles, and the poetry of Archilochus, Hipponax, Alcaeus, Sappho, Anacreon, Pindar, Bacchylides, Simonides and Callimachus.
The essays cover a variety of topics: Horace’s unwillingness to make comparisons between himself and the poets of archaic Greece (Denis Feeney), the conception of “lyric” in the absence of the lyre (Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi), the development of iambic verse from its origins to Horace’s Epodes (Alessandro Barchiesi), the construction of lyric space (Michael Paschalis), and the social function of Horace’s poetry vis-a-vis Greek performance poetry (Michele Lowrie). They also offer detailed discussions of individual Horatian odes and their Greek lyric background (Lucia Athanassaki, Richard Martin, John Miller, Jenny Strauss Clay).
Michael C. J. Putnam, Introduction
Denis Feeney, The Odiousness of Comparisons: Horace on Literary History and the Limitations of Synkrisis
Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, Fantasizing Lyric: Horace, Epistles 1.19
Alessandro Barchiesi, Palingenre: Death, Rebirth and Horatian Iambos
Michael Paschalis, Constructing Lyric Space: Horace and the Alcaean Song
Lucia Athanassaki, On Horace, Odes 1.15 and Choral Lyric
Richard Martin, Horace in Real Time: Odes 1.27 and its Congeners
John F. Miller, Experiencing Intertextuality in Horace, Odes 3.4
Jenny Strauss Clay, Sweet Folly: Horace, Odes 4.12 and the Evocation of Virgil
Michele Lowrie, Beyond Performance Envy: Horace and the Modern in the Epistle to Augustus