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(From a Sabine Jar: Reading Horace, Odes 1.9.pdf) This book is a detailed study of a single poem Horace i Odes often called The Soracte Ode after the mountain named in its second line Although more than seventy articles and parts of books have been devoted to this twenty four line poem since the beginning of the last century Lowell Edmunds is the first scholar to apply developments in literary theory from outside the field of classics to a discussion of the ode Specifically he uses Hans Robert Jauss s essay on Baudelaire s Spleen II as a model for his study br br According to Edmunds attempts to answer aesthetic questions about ancient lyric poems typically begin with philological or historical facts which scholars present as new evidence heretofore undiscovered or misunderstood and proceed to an analysis built on those facts Edmunds argues that contemporary literary theory provides a different way of reconciling the aestheic and historical claims of a lyric poem ancient or modern He then takes a fresh look at Horace s poem employing Jauss s method of performing three successive readings of the text the first aesthetic or perceptual the second interpretive and the third historicist br br In this hermeneutic Jaussian approach Edmunds shows the unity of the poem appears in the process of reading rather than as in a philological approach in the analysis of it Moreover he labels an emphasis on the act of reading itself distinct from analysis as the main difference between philological and hermeneutical ways of understanding a poem Focusing on this contrast he surveys the history of the ode s reception and scholarly interpretation In the final chapter he briefly considers deconstruction as an alternative critical method Assessing the rival claims of hermeneutics deconstruction and philology as interpretive tools Edmunds concludes by favoring hermeneutics br br Originally published in br br A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print These editions are published unaltered from the original and are presented in affordable paperback formats bringing readers both historical and cultural value iDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming From a Sabine Jar: Reading Horace, Odes 1.9 books for multiple devices.