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The Complete "Odes" and "Epodes" By Horace

The Complete "Odes" and "Epodes" by Horace

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Steeped in allusion to contemporary affairs, Horace's verse is best read in terms of his changing relationship to the public sphere, and West's translation is supplemented by an introduction illuminating these complexities, extensive notes, a chronological survey and a glossary of names.

The Complete "Odes" and "Epodes" Summary

The Complete "Odes" and "Epodes" by Horace

Horace (65-8 BC) is one of the most important and brilliant poets of the Augustan Age of Latin literature whose influence on European literature is unparalleled. Horace's Odes and Epodes constitute a body of Latin poetry equalled only by Virgil's, astonishing us with leaps of sense and rich modulation, masterly metaphor, and exquisite subtlety. The Epodes include proto-Augustan poems, intent on demonstrating the tolerance, humour and the humanity of the new leaders of Rome, robust love poems, and poems of violent denunciation; the Odes echo Greek lyric poetry, reflecting on war, politics and the gods, and celebrating the pleasures of wine, friendship, love, poetry and music. Steeped in allusion to contemporary affairs, Horace's verse is best read in terms of his changing relationship to the public sphere, and David West's superb new translation is supplemented by a lucid introduction illuminating these complexities, extensive notes, a chronological survey and a glossary of names.

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GOR001825341
9780192839428
019283942X
The Complete "Odes" and "Epodes" by Horace
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-10
240
N/A
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