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The Complete Odes And Epodes

Author : Horace
ISBN : 9780141960715
Genre : Poetry
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Horace (65-8 bc) was one of the greatest poets of the Golden or Augustan age of Latin literature, a master of precision and irony who brilliantly transformed early Greek iambic and lyric poetry into sophisticated Latin verse of outstanding beauty. Offering allusive and exquisitely crafted insights into the brief joys of the present and the uncertain nature of the future, his Odes and Epodes explore such diverse themes as the virtues of pastoral life, the joys of wine, friendship and love, and the poet's personal anguish following Brutus' defeat at the battle of Phillipi. Ranging from subtle and tender hymns to the gods to bawdy celebrations of human passions, they remain among the most influential of all poems, inspiring poets from the Roman era to the European Renaissance, the Enlightenment and beyond.
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The Complete Odes And Epodes Of Horace

Author : Quintus Horatius Flaccus
ISBN : 1544736614
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The Complete Odes and Epodes of Horace The Works of Horace Translated literally into English prose by C. Smart, A.M. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." The Odes (Latin: Carmina) are a collection in four books of Latin lyric poems by Horace. The Horatian ode format and style has been emulated since by other poets. Books 1 to 3 were published in 23 BC. According to the journal Quadrant, they were "unparalleled by any collection of lyric poetry produced before or after in Latin literature." A fourth book, consisting of 15 poems, was published in 13 BC. Epode, in verse, is the third part of an ode, which followed the strophe and the antistrophe, and completed the movement. At a certain point in time the choirs, which had previously chanted to right of the altar or stage, and then to left of it, combined and sang in unison, or permitted the coryphaeus to sing for them all, while standing in the centre. With the appearance of Stesichorus and the evolution of choral lyric, a learned and artificial kind of poetry began to be cultivated in Greece, and a new form, the epode-song, came into existence. It consisted of a verse of iambic trimeter, followed by a verse of iambic dimeter, and it is reported that, although the epode was carried to its highest perfection by Stesichorus, an earlier poet, Archilochus, was really the inventor of this form.
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Horace Odes And Epodes

Author : H. Darnley Naylor
ISBN : 9781107635074
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1922, this book presents a study in poetic word order with illustrations from Horace's Odes, Epodes and the Carmen Saeculare. The understanding of ancient word order is important for the proper comprehension of Classical poetry, especially since the same styles were not preserved in the Romance languages following the adoption of Christianity. This book will be of value to readers of Horace and anyone with an interest in the original performance and understanding of ancient writing.
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Horace

Author : Daniel H. Garrison
ISBN : 0806130571
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This fully annotated Latin edition of Horace's "Epodes," "Odes," and "Carmen""Saeculare" is the first comprehensive English commentary on these works since 1903. The author offers help with meter, vocabulary, and difficult points of grammar.
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The Works Of Horace

Author : Horace
ISBN : 1722331194
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The Works of Horace: The Complete 9 Books of Odes, Epodes, Satires and Epistles. Translated literally into English prose by C. Smart, A.M. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Satires and Epistles) and caustic iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings". His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from a republic to an empire. An officer in the republican army defeated at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence (he was "a master of the graceful sidestep") but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave".
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Horace S Odes And Epodes

Author : Horace
ISBN : 0472105310
Genre : Poetry
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These new translations are accompanied by notes on the individual poems, with appendices providing information on Suetonius' biography of Horace, on ambiguity in Horace's personal allusions, and on the theme of sadism in Horace's writings.
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Odes And Epodes

Author : Horace
ISBN : 0674996097
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The poetry of Horace (born 65 BCE) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. His "Odes" cover a wide range of moods and topics. Love and political concerns are frequent themes of the "Epodes."
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Odes And Epodes

Author : Horace
ISBN : 0226106799
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The writings of Horace have exerted strong and continuing influence on writers from his day to our own. Sophisticated and intellectual, witty and frank, he speaks to the cultivated and civilized world of today with the same astringent candor and sprightliness that appeared so fresh at the height of Rome's wealthy and glory. In 23 B.C., when he published the first three books of his lyrics, Horace was 42 years old, secure in the favor of the emperor Augustus, and living in ease and comfort as a country gentleman on his Sabine farm. Serenity is reflected in these lyrics, certainly, but so are other experiences, for Horace had lived through three major political crises in a society that was the center of the world, that was sophisticated, refined—and beginning to decay. A worldly, high-spirited, cultivated man, Horace responds in his poetry to the myriad elements of Roman life he knew so well. The Odes and Epodes of Horace collects the entirety of his lyric poetry, comprising all 103 odes, the Carmen Saeculare ("Festival Hymn"), and the earlier epodes. Joseph P. Clancy has achieved a mirroring of the originals that is worthy in its own right as English verse, and his introductions to each book of lyrics are both lively and informed.
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