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Horace on Augustus : fact or fiction?
(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 ...
Myth as historic benchmark in Horace Odes : 3:1-6
(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 ...
Celebrating the past : Horace's Odes as aide memoire
(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 ...