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20_poetry_of_thirties - Fifties BC: optimates vs. populares...

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Fifties BC : optimates vs. populares ( Cato , First Cicero ) Triumvirate Caesar vs. Pompey ---------------------------------------------------- Thirties BC : optimates vs. populares ( Brutus/Cassius Second Cicero ) Triumvirate Octavian vs. Antony
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REBELLION AGAINST TRADITIONAL ROMAN VALUES Catullus' poetry : elegant short trivial: personal Catullus' themes : victim of love: self-parody moral ambiguity “Do not take life so seriously!”
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born 65 BC , fought against Octavian at the battle of Philippi Epodes , composed between 41 and 29 BC Quintus Horatius Flaccus (“ Horace ”)
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Publius Vergilius Maro (“Vergil” or “Virgil”) born 70 BC , his town suffered land-confiscations of 43 BC Eclogues , composed between 43 and 36 BC
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AGAINST TRADITIONAL ROMAN VALUES Catullus' poetry : elegant short trivial: personal Catullus' themes : victim of love: self-parody moral ambiguity “Do not take life so seriously!” Horace’s poetry : elegant short serious: public Horace’s themes : LAMENT FOR evacuate return when CIVIL WAR city Hell freezes over! UTOPIA
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