Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

2007

Publication Source

Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Start Page

174

Last Page

193

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0008

Abstract

This chapter attempts to engage in a specific modification of a well-known and widely subscribed-to theory about the representation of the human body in literature and the visual arts. And the Latin text with which the chapter will do these things is that of Horace. It compares two generically distinct and self-contained ‘publications’, namely the first book of Sermones and the first three books of Odes. It addresses the question: What sorts of bodies does Horace represent in these two collections?

Copyright/Permission Statement

Reproduced by permission of the Oxford University Press.

Keywords

Horace, human body, visual arts, Sermones, Odes

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Date Posted: 06 January 2017