• Celebrating the past : Horace's Odes as aide memoire 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2008)
      In Travels with Herodotus Ryszard Kapuscinski writes: "Herodotus admits that he was obsessed with memory, fearful on its behalf. He felt that memory is something defective, fragile, impermanent – illusory, even. That ...
    • Classics in post-colonial worlds 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2008)
      The volume grew out of a conference on Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds held at the Open University in the West Midlands Centre in Harborne, Birmingham in May 2004.
    • Horace on Augustus : fact or fiction? 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2004)
      Quot homines tot sententiae seems a good summary of the variety of critical readings of lyric poetry in general and of Horace’s position on Augustus in particular. This raises the interesting question of the position of ...
    • Horace's claim to fame in Odes Book 1 : a question of expectations? 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
      The first book of Odes introduces the reader to a carefully conceived sequence of poems. This article argues that with this sequence a larger more philosophical Sitz im Leben1 is suggested for the individual poems as well ...
    • Myth as historic benchmark in Horace Odes : 3:1-6 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2006)
      Can a lyric poet have anything valid to say about historic realities? In this paper I argue that by looking carefully at Horace’s use of myth as a larger frame of reference against which Odes 3.1 – 6 should be read, a ...
    • Satiric lyric? Horace Odes 3.7-12 

      Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2003)
      A cluster of six poems, Odes 3. 7–12, enhanced by their position in the collection of Odes (following as they do the Roman Odes, Odes 3. 1–6) seems to stake Horace’s claim as a poet of personal relationships to the same ...