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In his first ebook of Satires, written within the overdue, violent days of the Roman republic, Horace exposes satiric speech as a device of strength and domination. utilizing serious theories from classics, speech act concept, and others, Catherine Schlegel argues that Horace's acute poetic commentary of adverse speech presents insights into the operations of verbal keep an eye on which are proper to his time and to ours. She demonstrates that although Horace is compelled via his political conditions to improve a brand new, unthreatening form of satire, his poems comprise a problem to our such a lot profound behavior of violence, hierarchy, and domination. concentrating on the relationships among speaker and viewers and among previous and new variety, Schlegel examines the inner conflicts of a notoriously tricky textual content. This fascinating contribution to the sector of Horatian stories could be of curiosity to classicists in addition to different students attracted to the style of satire.

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