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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 strength and domination. utilizing severe theories from classics, speech act thought, and others, Catherine Schlegel argues that Horace's acute poetic statement of adverse speech presents insights into the operations of verbal regulate which are appropriate to his time and to ours. She demonstrates that notwithstanding Horace is pressured via his political situations to increase a brand new, unthreatening variety of satire, his poems comprise a problem to our such a lot profound behavior of violence, hierarchy, and domination. concentrating on the relationships among speaker and viewers and among previous and new kind, Schlegel examines the interior conflicts of a notoriously tricky textual content. This intriguing contribution to the sector of Horatian experiences can be of curiosity to classicists in addition to different students attracted to the style of satire.

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