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Horazens Spätwerk und die ethische und biographische Dimension seiner Dichtung

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This chapter written in German, discusses the ethical and biographical dimension of the poetry of Horace. In the self-deprecating modesty of poetic self-presentation Horace indicates a good part of his attitude as Moralist as well as life goal proclaimed in his moralized poet, or vice versa: the self-conception as a poet reflects the attitude of the moralist, Horace was manifested in the satires and transformed to the Epistles. Horace is the favorite poet of antiquity and still for educated people of all classes and characters a source of refresh and tranquility. Man is one of those ephemeral individual parts of the cycle of nature, the life-border exchange of transient phenomena reflects so to be human control deprivation of exchange of human life between happiness and unhappiness, life and death. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: antiquity; biographical dimension; cycle of nature; Epistles; ethical dimension; Horace's attitude; human life; Moralist; tranquility



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