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Roman Odes, Elegies & Epigrams By Peter Washington

Roman Odes, Elegies & Epigrams by Peter Washington

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The great Roman poets of Antiquity wrote some of the most compelling lyrical poetry of all time, to be read privately but also on occasion to be performed publicly on the field of victory, at a banquet or at a public festival. This edition is illustrated with the magnificent classical engravings of Johannes Pine's great edition of Horace of 1737.

Roman Odes, Elegies & Epigrams Summary

Roman Odes, Elegies & Epigrams by Peter Washington

The great Roman poets of Antiquity wrote some of the most compelling lyrical poetry of all time, to be read privately but also on occasion to be performed publicly on the field of victory, at a banquet or at a public festival. With a freshness that belie the nearly two thousand years that separate us Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Propertius and Catullus write movingly of the pleasures of love, of wine, of nature and the joys of pastoral life, a city and its contrasts, of friendship and of death. This edition brings together an exceptional selection with translations by Christpoher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, Robert Herrick, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Alfred Tennyson, A. E. Houseman and Rudyard Kipling. This edition is illustrated with the magnificent classical engravings of Johannes Pine's great edition of Horace of 1737. Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own; He who, secure within, can say Tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today. Horace's ode iii, tr. by John Dryen

About Peter Washington

Editor's Biography. Peter Washington is General Editor of Everyman's Library. He is the editor of a number of anthologies in the Everyman Library's Pocket Poets series, including Love Poems, Erotic Poems and Poems of Sleep and Dreams

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GOR001882589
9781857157345
1857157346
Roman Odes, Elegies & Epigrams by Peter Washington
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Everyman
19971016
256
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