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Parole prophétique et simplicité didactique dans l’ode « Pastor cum traheret… » d’Horace (Carm., I, 15)

Abstract : In Odes I, 15, Horace goes away from traditional oracular poetic which tends to favor different forms of obscurity; but if he deviates from this heavy poetic and if the result is an apparently easy and clear production, obscurity is reintroduced at other levels: he indeed manages to recreate an allusive obscurity based on differences with epic and lyric traditions, on group complicity, and on current events. As a result Horace, who falsely appears unaffected and truly facetious, has written a poem belonging to an epic lyric which presents several common points with Callimachean aesthetic. But this complex reading is not an obstacle to a didactic and academic approach: the union of opposites allowed a poem with nevertheless abstruse allusions to become also an essential and universal writing.
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Sébastien Barbara. Parole prophétique et simplicité didactique dans l’ode « Pastor cum traheret… » d’Horace (Carm., I, 15). Colloque international organisé dans le cadre du Réseau européen: Le phénomène littéraire aux premiers siècles de notre ère, Apr 2011, Lisbonne, Portugal. pp. 97-115. ⟨hal-01663659⟩

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