Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage
University of California Press, 2. 3. 2001 - 292 strán (strany)
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. Using anthropological studies on gift exchange, she uncovers an implicit economic dynamic in these poems and skillfully challenges standard views on literary patronage in this period. Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage provides a striking new understanding of Horace's poems and the Roman system of patronage, and also demonstrates the relevance of New Historicist and Marxist critical paradigms for Roman studies.
In addition to incorporating anthropological and sociological perspectives, Bowditch's theoretical approach makes use of concepts drawn from linguistics, deconstruction, and the work of Michel Foucault. She weaves together these ideas in an original approach to Horace's use of golden age imagery, his language concerning public gifts or munera, his metaphors of sacrifice, and the rhetoric of class and status found in these poems.
Horace and the Gift Economy of Patronage represents an original approach to central issues and questions in the study of Latin literature, and sheds new light on our understanding of Roman society in general.
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The Gift Economy of Patronage
The Embedded Economy of Rome
Gift and Delay in the Horatian Chronology
Tragic History Lyric Expiation and the Gift of Sacrifice
From Patron to Friend Epistolary Refashioning and the Economics of Refusal
The Duplicitious Speaker of Epistles 17
The Economics of Social Inscription
The Epistolary Farm and the Status Implications of Epicurean Ataraxia
Pastoral and Privation
The Roman Odes and Tragic Sacrifice
The Gift of Ideology
The Gifts of the Golden Age Land Debt and Aesthetic Surplus
The Gift and the Reading Community
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