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The Life of Roman Republicanism$
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Joy Connolly

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691162591

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.001.0001

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Non-Sovereign Freedom in Horace’s Satires 1

Non-Sovereign Freedom in Horace’s Satires 1

(p.115) 3 Non-Sovereign Freedom in Horace’s Satires 1
The Life of Roman Republicanism

Joy Connolly

Princeton University Press

This chapter continues the theme of judgment as it is addressed in the poetic genre devoted to passing judgment on one's fellows: satire. It presents a reading of Horace's first book of Satires, and raises questions about the influence of others over the subject, and the degree to which the subject's desire for, or fantasy of, autonomy is interrupted by his reliance on, and pleasure in, the influence of those around him. The satiric narrator is a complex subject, mercurial, self-divided, and self-critical, highly attentive to his own faults and suspicious of his capacity to render judgment even in the act of doing so.

Keywords:   Roman political thought, satire, Horace, autonomy

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