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Odes and Epodes : Loeb Classical Library - Horace

Odes and Epodes

Loeb Classical Library

By: Horace, Niall Rudd (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 2004
ISBN: 9780674996090
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Metresp. 12
Bibliographyp. 16
p. 22
p. 96
p. 140
p. 218
Hymn for a New Agep. 262
Epodesp. 270
Index of First Linesp. 321
Index of Namesp. 325
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ISBN: 9780674996090
ISBN-10: 0674996097
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 22nd June 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.7 x 11.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 33

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