Horácio e o uso poético-político do passado

Translated title of the contribution: Horace and his Poetical and Political Uses of the Past

Camilla Ferreira Paulino da Silva, Leni Ribeiro Leite

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In this paper, we analyze how Horace, the Roman poet, took on the Greek and Roman rhetorical and poetical traditions in order to establish his own social role, within a context of widening of boundaries and fabrication of a new political regime, the Augustan Principate. The past, always updated according to circumstances, is redefined by Horace in defense of his status, by using his successful career as his cursus poetarum, mirroring the cursus honorum, to confer him authority to advise the newborn imperial elite, as well as converse with powerful figures. Throughout the first century BC, many novi homines, such as Cicero and Horace himself, socially ascended, mainly due to their political and economic performance.

Translated title of the contributionHorace and his Poetical and Political Uses of the Past
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)67-91
Number of pages25
JournalRevista Brasileira de Historia
Issue number84
StatePublished - May 2020

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  • Horace
  • homus novo
  • uses of the past

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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