By Gregson Davis
A spouse to Horace contains a choice of commissioned interpretive essays via major students within the box of Latin literature protecting the total commonly used variety of works produced by means of Horace.Features unique essays through quite a lot of top literary scholarsExceeds expectancies for a standard guide via that includes essays that problem, instead of simply summarize, traditional perspectives of Homer's paintings and influenceConsiders Horace’s debt to his Greek predecessorsTreats the reception of Horace from modern theoretical perspectivesOffers updated info and illustrations at the archaeological website typically pointed out as Horace's villa within the Sabine geographical region
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The board of scribes to the annually elected quaestors who ran the treasury had the equestrian census, or near it, though the freedmen among them could not wear the ring. Indeed, the ofﬁce itself cannot have cost less than the equestrian census, because it gave the holder a 4 percent commission on the revenues he registered, and this must have been far more than the 24,000 sesterces the minimum equestrian property could yield at best. This generous commission was not considered an instance of corruption,13 and it implies a lot of practical work which Horace does not describe.
Indeed, the ofﬁce itself cannot have cost less than the equestrian census, because it gave the holder a 4 percent commission on the revenues he registered, and this must have been far more than the 24,000 sesterces the minimum equestrian property could yield at best. This generous commission was not considered an instance of corruption,13 and it implies a lot of practical work which Horace does not describe. It was so proﬁtable that one did not exercise it every year, and thus attended board meetings and committees only in off years.
Now that the princes of the imperial family, Tiberius and Drusus, are more like imperial royalty than republican generals, their easy conquest of Switzerland and south Germany up to Augsburg in 15 BCE, along with the Empire’s other immense conquests of new space, and the vast imperial peace, are celebrated, also without irony, throughout. 15), the recently dead Vergil’s hero, Augustus’ prototype, as easily as Lucretius’ example, which Horace borrows, Ancus Martius (Lucr. 1025). 25–8). 7–8 cast a tone of Epicurean disillusion and distance over the religious and political imagery of the book as a whole.
A Companion to Horace (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Gregson Davis