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Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica: Horace: Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica Epistles II and Ars Poetica

By: Horace, Niall Rudd (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th February 1990
ISBN: 9780521312929
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

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"Rudd has performed a valuable service in bringing us into the 1990's on the Literary Epistles of Horace, carefully assessing the monumental research of C.O. Brink and assimilating it ably, but with independence, to the purposes of this commentary. As a result, we now have the best and most up-to-date analysis of these three important poems that is available in any language, let alone English." Classical World

The Epistle to Augustus (Epistles 2.1)
The Epistle to Augustus (Epistles 2.2)
The Epistle to the Pisones (The Ars Poetica)
Chronological table
Departures from Brink's text
Horati Flacci Epistvlarum Liber Secvndvs Epistvla AD Avgvstvm Epistvla AD Florvm ARS Poetica
Appendix: the status of the Private Odes
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ISBN: 9780521312929
ISBN-10: 0521312922
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th February 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.29