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In his first e-book of Satires, written within the past due, violent days of the Roman republic, Horace exposes satiric speech as a device of energy and domination. utilizing serious theories from classics, speech act conception, and others, Catherine Schlegel argues that Horace's acute poetic statement of adverse speech presents insights into the operations of verbal keep an eye on which are suitable to his time and to ours. She demonstrates that although Horace is pressured through his political conditions to increase a brand new, unthreatening sort of satire, his poems include a problem to our so much profound conduct of violence, hierarchy, and domination. concentrating on the relationships among speaker and viewers and among previous and new variety, Schlegel examines the inner conflicts of a notoriously tough textual content. This interesting contribution to the sphere of Horatian experiences may be of curiosity to classicists in addition to different students attracted to the style of satire.

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