Coffta, David Joseph
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.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.