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The Maecenas And The Madrigalist

The Maecenas And The Madrigalist

Historians of European music of the early-modern period have focused particular attention upon the formal institutions and agents of patronage: ecclesiastical institutions, royal and aristocratic courts, etc. Like their colleagues in sister humanistic disciplines, musicologists are increasingly focu

ISBN10 : 0871692538 , ISBN13 : 9780871692535

Page Number : 274

Maecenas

Maecenas

While much has been written of the importance of Agrippa in Augustus’ rise to power as the first emperor of Rome, Maecenas remains a shadowy figure despite being a vital part in the success of Augustus. After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Maecenas was a vital negotiator between Octavian and

ISBN10 : 9780429647710 , ISBN13 : 0429647719

Page Number : 390

Horace

Horace

Horace's career as a public poet, as a client of Maecenas and as a spokesaman for the Augustan Age, is examined in this book. By putting Horace in his historical context and examining his life, the author tries to illuminate the motivations and stresses which shaped his poetry.

ISBN10 : 0300063229 , ISBN13 : 9780300063226

Page Number : 230