Pindarum quisquis studet aemulari: An Interpretation of Horace’s Ode 4.2.

Authors

  • Kristina Tomc

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.10.2.21-42

Keywords:

Latin literature, mythology, literary interpretation

Abstract

The paper focuses on Horace’s poetological metaphors: flying, the story of Daedalus and Icarus, the rushing river; the tiny, laborious Matinian bee and the mighty Dircaean swan; Iulus’ sacrificial cattle and Horace’s tender, colourful calf. An analysis of these images calls into question the apparent contradiction between Pindaric and Callimachean poetics. The article concludes with a brief discussion of Horace’s recusatio.

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Published

26. 12. 2008

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How to Cite

Tomc, Kristina. 2008. “Pindarum Quisquis Studet Aemulari: An Interpretation of Horace’s Ode 4.2”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 10 (2): 21-42. https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.10.2.21-42.