A Duet of Praise: Horace, Vergil and the Subject of Canemus in Carm. 4.15.32

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jonathan P. Zarecki, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Vergilian references in Carm, 4.10-15 suggest that Horace and Vergil, not Horace and a Roman crowd, are the subjects of canemus in 4.15.32. Horace has resurrected Vergil through his poetry to help him praise Augustus, because a true encomium of the princeps lies outside the capabilities of Horace's lyric persona.

Additional Information

Classical Journal 105.3: 245-263
Language: English
Date: 2010
Carm. 4.15.32, Horace, Vergil, Canemus

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