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The Common SpringEssays on Latin and English Poetry$
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Niall Rudd

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675488

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.001.0001

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Problems of Patronage: Horace, Epistles 1.7.46–98 and Swift's Imitation

Problems of Patronage: Horace, Epistles 1.7.46–98 and Swift's Imitation

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(p.143) 12 Problems of Patronage: Horace, Epistles 1.7.46–98 and Swift's Imitation
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The Common Spring
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Niall Rudd

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0012

Maecenas's role and reputation as an ideal patron is considered in the light of what is known of Maecenas's background and his friendship with Horace. The dual pressures of friendship and duty that came with this patronage are shown to have their effect on Horace's writing, specifically the Epistles. Comparison is drawn with Swift, whose own relations with influential people are touched upon, especially Harley, Lord Oxford. Horace's relation to Maecenas and Swift's to Harley are seen to share some ground.

Keywords:   Horace, Swift, Maecenas, Harley, Lord Oxford, Patrons

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