The poet as prince: Author and authority under Augustus

Ioannis Ziogas*

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    There has been an increasing awareness in recent scholarship that Augustus's new political regime created space for an unprecedented rivalry between poets and rulers. For the purpose of this chapter, I focus on Virgil and Ovid, and their attempts to edit, destroy, and self-censor their works.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Art of Veiled Speech
    Subtitle of host publicationSelf-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes
    PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9780812291636
    ISBN (Print)9780812247350
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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