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Horace and his Lyric Poetry - L. P. Wilkinson

Horace and his Lyric Poetry

Paperback Published: 1st December 1968
ISBN: 9780521095532
Number Of Pages: 192

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In this volume, first published in 1945, Mr Wilkinson writes primarily for students of the classics who are not Horatian specialists. His book falls easily within the scope of those who can read any Latin at all - and even of those who cannot, for most passages quoted are also translated. Horace - for Mr Wilkinson - is the poet of the Odes and the Epodes - the incomparable genius of the lyric form, and a sympathetic and engaging character into the bargain. He is especially concerned with Horace as the poetic craftsman. Like most Roman poets, Horace was not inventive in subject-matter: he generally wrote about what we now recognize as the eternal platitudes. But Mr Wilkinson focuses on the mastery of form, rhythm and cadence that have charmed readers for centuries.

Life and works
Character and views
Attitude to poetry
The Horatian ode
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ISBN: 9780521095532
ISBN-10: 0521095530
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 1968
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 2