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Title: Horace's Carmina Amatoria: A Survey of Recent Studies
Subtitle: From Lyne's Latin Love Poets (1980) to Eicks's Liebe und Lyrik (2011)
Author(s): EVENEPOEL, Willy
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 45 Date: 2015
This critical survey informs the reader broadly about the recent scholarly literature on Horace’s carmina amatoria, although it does not claim exhaustiveness. Unexpectedly, Augustus is at the centre of the books Erotica for Caesar Augustus by Yvan Nadeau (2008) and Liebe und Lyrik by Matthias Eicks (2011). In the studies on Horace’s love poetry published since The Latin Love Poets by R.O.A.M. Lyne (1980), a great number of other questions are raised. In this survey, we will first pay attention to more general presentations and studies, then to some titles that treat specific themes, aspects, poems or cycles of poems. Finally, before some concluding remarks, the books by Nadeau and Eicks are discussed.