Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Founded in 1846!

Philologus

Zeitschrift für antike Literatur und ihre Rezeption / A Journal for Ancient Literature and its Reception

Ed. by Föllinger, Sabine / Fuhrer, Therese / Stenger, Jan / Vöhler, Martin / Volk, Katharina

2 Issues per year


SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.129

Online
ISSN
2196-7008
See all formats and pricing
Select Volume and Issue

Issues

30,00 € / $42.00 / £23.00

Get Access to Full Text

Sidonius Apollinaris and Horace, Ars poetica 14–23

Aaron Pelttari
  • Department of Classics, The University of Edinburgh, 1M.10 William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG, UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • :
Published Online: 2016-11-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phil-2016-5010

Abstract

Sidonius knew and understood the beginning of Horace’s influential Ars poetica, the passage in which Horace pronounced in favour of artistic unity. Instead of following Horace’s advice, Sidonius opted for variety in Poem 22 and Letters Book 9. Even though he ignored the advice, Sidonius at the end of both texts invoked Horace’s authority from the Ars poetica. Sidonius even claimed to have written exactly as Horace said he should. A century before, Ausonius had translated Horace in a way that the source had specifically criticised. Both Sidonius and Ausonius engaged Horace’s authoritative text in order to negotiate their debt toward and place within Latin literature. Further study could describe the variety of ways in which late antique poets received and transformed their Classical inheritance.

Keywords: Sidonius Apollinaris; Horace; Ausonius; intertextuality; late antiquity


Published Online: 2016-11-02

Published in Print: 2016-11-01


Citation Information: Philologus. Volume 160, Issue 2, Pages 322–336, ISSN (Online) 2196-7008, ISSN (Print) 0031-7985, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/phil-2016-5010, November 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.