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Circe de clásicos y modernos

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MARTINO, Luis M.. August and the mos maiorum in Horatio's Carmen saeculare. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2006, n.10, pp. 217-228. ISSN 1851-1724.

The Carmen saeculare, composed by Horace for the celebration of the ludi saeculares in the 17 B.C., is a religious hymn and a powerful civic ode as well. The purpose of our work is to determine the insertion of the traditional moral discourse (mos maiorum) in the carmen and the outline of August´s image in reference to such discourse. Through the analysis of both the religious supplications and the goods requested, and the resource of including personified divinities we conclude that the figure of the princeps emerges invested with the traditional virtues present in his ideologicalpolitical program.

Palabras clave : August; Mos maiorum; Religion; Image; Ideology.

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