Coffta, David Joseph Books

About the author: Dr. Coffta received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is currently Assistant Professor in Classics at Canisius College.

Influences of Callimachean Aesthetics on the Satires and Odes of Horace
2002 0-7734-7247-9
This study investigates the literary program of Horace’s Odes as part of the Callimachean tradition’s emphasis on brevity, novelty, and refinement, as well as a familiarity with a critical vocabulary, formulated at Rome and mirroring the programmatic imagery and terminology pioneered at Alexandria. It begins with a preliminary analysis of the Satires, and discusses the ‘meta-literary’ aspects of both the Satires and the Odes.