Reinventing the concept of homo novus in Rome: Cicero as Horace’s role model

Camilla Ferreira Paulino da Silva, Leni Ribeiro Leite

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Abstract

This paper identifies similarities between Horace’s and Cicero’s use of the term Homo novus as a positive connotation, which contrasts with the then prevailing view of the outsider as a negative element. We suggest that Horace might have drawn on elements from Cicero’s works to support the defense of his position within Roman society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-619
Number of pages18
JournalTopoi (Brazil)
Volume21
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

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Keywords

  • Auctoritas
  • Cicero
  • Horace
  • Novi homines
  • Roman social orders: equestrians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

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