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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France$
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Marc Bizer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001

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Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer

Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer

From Parlement to Parley

(p.197) 7 Montaigne, La Boétie, Homer
Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Marc Bizer

Oxford University Press

This chapter closes a cycle begun at the end of part I with La Boétie’s Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: we will see that Montaigne again takes up the question of sovereignty, where Homer’s political authority provides the link between the private space of friendship between elite individuals who may challenge royal authority and the public space where all must submit to it.

Keywords:   Homer, humanism, Michel de Montaigne, apology of Raymond Sebond, Etienne de la Boetie, discourse on voluntary servitude

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