By Daniel H. Garrison, Horace

This totally annotated Latin variation, by means of Daniel H. Garrison, of Horace’s Epodes, Odes, and Carmen Saeculare is the 1st accomplished English remark on those works considering the fact that 1903. the whole textual content of the Epodes is integrated and positioned ahead of the Odes, because it used to be initially written and released. Garrison deals support with meter, vocabulary, and tough issues of grammar. For complicated scholars, he position Horace opposed to the history of archaic and Hellenistic Greek poetry, demonstrates the poet’s debt to Catullus, and illuminates Horace’s relation to his contemporaries, fairly Virgil. Biographical info and a dialogue of Horace’s literary character extend our view of the poet and his works. Appendices on meter, individuals pointed out within the poems, and technical terminology supply what readers finish to appreciate topical and mythological references, rhetorical conventions, and poetic artistry. 

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Horaz: Oden und Epoden. Rev. by Richard Heinze. Zürich: Weidmann 1984. The standard German commentary, this is a reprint of the 1930 edition with an updated bibliography. R. G. M. Nisbet and Margaret Hubbard. A Commentary on Horace: Odes Book I. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. The standard scholarly commentary, 488 pages on thirty-eight odes. Exhaustive, encyclopedic, and essential to the close study of any ode in Book 1, but sometimes unpersuasive in its literary judgments. R. G. M. Nisbet and Margaret Hubbard.

By the age of forty-two, Horace had demonstrably earned the title of vates to which he confidently laid claim. His Satires were readable and witty expositions of the best ethical values of his day, both Stoic and Epicurean. His lyrics, without diminishing his role as popular philosopher, showed his supremacy not only as a spokesman of the Augustan settlement of Rome's civil wars (the Aeneid remained unfinished at the time of Virgil's death four years later) but also as a fashioner of light verse that was never surpassed in Latin.

Oxford: Clarendon, 1957. Foundational to the modern study of Horace, the most important work published in this century. Peter Green. Alexander to Actium: The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age. Berkeley and Los Page xvii Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 1990. A refreshing and sometimes irreverent account of the culture from which the Romans took their cues. Jasper Griffin. Latin Poets and Roman Life. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1986. The cultural context as a component in poetry.

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