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Philosophical Aspects of Horatiusʼ Work

(Original title: Filozofické aspekty Horáciovho diela)
Filozofia, 72 (2017), 2, 114-127.
Type of work: Articles
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper we try to grasp the philosophical aspects of the poetic work of Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-68 BC.). We analyze supposed philosophical and ideological inspirations of his work, as well as the character of his time, the so-called Pax Augusta, which determined his efforts to give the Roman society a revival impetus. Further, we focus on the thesis claiming different forms of Horatius’ philosophical eclecticism with the intention to disprove the thesis: we propose a reasonable hypothesis about the unifying framework of Horatius philosophical view, namely his strong religious belief in the intervention of gods into individual and also collective events of mankind.


Horatius, Pax Augusta, Philosophy, Religion, Roman odes

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