The Odes and Epodes

Author: Horace
Publisher: N.A
Page: 430
View: 4680

    • Verse satire, Latin

Juvenal and Persius

Author: Juvenal,Persius
Publisher: N.A
Category: Verse satire, Latin
Page: 415
View: 1822

    • Fiction

Odes and epodes

Author: Horace
Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub
Category: Fiction
Page: 424
View: 9059

    • Rome


Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus
Publisher: N.A
Category: Rome
Page: 273
View: 9562

    • Fiction


Author: Horace
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Limited
ISBN: 9781853264771
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9251
Plutarch of Chaeronea is one of the great story-tellers of antiquity, a writer whose ability to create unforgettable scenes matches the grandeur of his subject matter. The heroes of his Lives were the great men of antiquity, often greatly flawed, but with tragic depth and epic stature.

    • History

Horace: Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace,Niall Rudd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521312929
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 2047
This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.

    • History

Horace: Odes Book II

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107012910
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 6657
The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

    • Poetry

The Complete Odes and Epodes

Author: Horace
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014196071X
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
View: 2397
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.

    • History

The Cambridge Companion to Horace

Author: Stephen Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827164
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 1214
Horace is a central author in Latin literature. His work spans a wide range of genres, from iambus to satire, and odes to literary epistle, and he is just as much at home writing about love and wine as he is about philosophy and literary criticism. He also became a key literary figure in the regime of the Emperor Augustus. In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present a stimulating and accessible assessment of the poet, his work, its themes and its reception. This provides the orientation and coverage needed by non-specialists and students, but also suggests provoking perspectives from which specialists may benefit. Since the last general book on Horace was published half a century ago, there has been a sea-change in perceptions of his work and in the literary analysis of classical literature in general, and this territory is fully charted in this Companion.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Horace and Me

Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet
Author: Harry Eyres
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818248
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 9716
Horace lived at a pivotal moment. Rome was facing a profound crisis: though it ruled the world, the values which had made it great were disintegrating. As efficiency and pragmatism became watchwords, Horace championed the 'supremely useless' endeavour of poetry, and glorified friendship and wine. Horace and Me charts Harry Eyres' evolving relationship with the Latin poet to show how, in an era of affluence and excess which seems to be hurtling out of control, Horace can help us navigate our way in uncertain times.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Loeb Classical Library Reader

Author: N.A
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: 9780674996168
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
View: 7273
This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction--giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes. The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example: Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave; Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after; the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily; Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell; a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada; Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men; Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women; Manilius on the signs of the zodiac; Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.

    • Literary Criticism

Complete Poems

Author: Bacchylides,Robert Fagles,Adam Parry
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300075526
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 123
View: 7701
These choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean and Olympic games and chronicle the classic gods and heroes, revealing to readers the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. First published in 1961, the paperback edition includes a translator's note by Fagle.

Ovid's Amores

Book One
Author: Ovid
Publisher: N.A
Page: 180
View: 3970

    • History

Classical World Literatures

Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons
Author: Wiebke Denecke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199971846
Category: History
Page: 347
View: 9984
Classical World Literatures captures the striking similarities between the ways Early Japanese writers wrote their own literature through and against the literary precedents of China and the ways Latin writers engaged and contested Greek precedents.