Promised Verse: Poets in the Society of Augustan Rome

  title={Promised Verse: Poets in the Society of Augustan Rome},
  author={P. White},
  • P. White
  • Published 1993
  • History
  • It served a poet well indeed to have Augustus for a friend. And if Augustus were a friend of poets? All the better for the great glory of Roman letters. It is this arrangement, complicated by questions of influence and accommodation and simple human susceptibility to the blandishments of power, that Peter White explores in "Promised Verse". Combining social history and literary interpretation, this book reveals the circumstances of poetic production in the golden era of Virgil, Ovid, Horace… CONTINUE READING
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