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Epodes and Odes

by Horace

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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. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes, a fluid translation facing the Latin text. Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. For models he turned to Greek lyric, especially to the poetry of Alcaeus, Sappho, and Pindar; but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods and topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty, and piety; and there are hymns to the gods. But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends; speaking about love and amorous situations, often amusingly. Horace's seventeen epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the seventh-century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love and political concerns are frequent themes; here the tone is generally that of satirical lampoons. "In his language he is triumphantly adventurous," Quintilian said of Horace; this new translation reflects his different voices.… (more)



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Edition: // Descr: // Series: Call No. { 874 H78 9 } Edited by Heinrich Duntzer. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xxi, 431 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 874 H78-L 1 } Series Edited by T.E. Page With an English Translation by C.E. Bennnett Contains Indexes of Proper Naames and First Lines. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: Second Edition // Descr: lxxxvii, 443 p. 19 cm. // Series: College Series of Latin Authors Call No. { 874 H78 26 } Series Edited by Clement Lawrence Smith and Tracey Peck Edited with Introduction and Notes by Clement Lawrence Smith Contains Critical Appendix and Indexes. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xxxvii, 514 p. 18 cm. // Series: The Student's Series of Latin Classics Call No. { 874 H78 24 } Edited with Introduction and Notes by Paul Shorey Revised by Paul Shorey and Gordon J. Laing Contains Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: xxxvii, 514 p. 18.5 cm. // Series: The Student's Series of Latin Classics Call No. { 874 H78 15 } Edited with Introduction and Notes by Paul Shorey Revised by Paul Shorey and Gordon J. Laing Contains Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Horaceprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, C. E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Färber, HansEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garrison, Daniel H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laing, Gordon J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Page, T. E.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peck, TracyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, ClementEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Clement LawrenceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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23 BCE (Odes IIIIII)
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Maecenas atavis edite regibus,
o et praesidium et dulce decus meum
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