SELF-DEPRECATION OF HORACE’S SATIRICAL VOICE DURING THE SATURNALIA CELEBRATIONS (SATIRES 2.3 AND 2.7)

A. Kallergi

Abstract


This paper examines two of the most famous Horatian Satires (2.3
and 2.7), in order to shed light on the way that the poet can direct
his satire not only against different types of characters (the avarice,
the flatterer, the legacy-hunter), but also against himself. For this
purpose, he uses the two different satirical voices of Damasippus and
Davus, and he inverts the roles of slave and master, so as to
eventually achieve the creation of his own complex and ambiguous
persona, which displays many of the flaws criticized by the poet
himself in other poems of the same collection.

Keywords


Saturnalia festivities, satirical persona, Horace, Stoicism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7445/65-0-1014

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