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In his first ebook of Satires, written within the overdue, violent days of the Roman republic, Horace exposes satiric speech as a device of energy and domination. utilizing severe theories from classics, speech act concept, and others, Catherine Schlegel argues that Horace's acute poetic commentary of opposed speech presents insights into the operations of verbal regulate which are proper to his time and to ours. She demonstrates that although Horace is pressured by means of his political conditions to advance a brand new, unthreatening kind of satire, his poems include a problem to our so much profound conduct of violence, hierarchy, and domination. targeting the relationships among speaker and viewers and among outdated and new sort, Schlegel examines the interior conflicts of a notoriously tricky textual content. This interesting contribution to the sphere of Horatian reports could be of curiosity to classicists in addition to different students attracted to the style of satire.

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