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Horace: Odes Book I

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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854733

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  • In the first book of odes, Horace presents himself to his Roman readers in a novel guise, as the appropriator of the Greek lyric tradition. He aspired to add a new province to the empire of the national literature. The first book is designed both to establish Horace's engagement with his Greek predecessors and to create a role for lyric poetry in contemporary Rome. The collection of thirty-eight poems is therefore a dazzling feat of poetic appropriation and innovation, a blend of the public and the private voice of the poet. Classic Greek songs are evoked so as to provide a springboard for reflections on moral and political issues, for the praises of gods and men, friends and public figures, for celebration of love and drinking. This edition will enable students and their instructors to enter and enjoy Horace's lyric world.

    • Important new edition
    • The introduction to the book will place Horace's lyric writing into the context of his time and place
    • The Latin is regularly glossed, with cross reference to standard dictionaries. This will give more information about the workings of the language
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854733
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 222 x 141 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Lyric impulse and lyric challenge
    2. Technical challenges of lyric
    3. The architecture of the ode
    4. The arrangement of the book
    5. Dates of composition and publication
    6. Transmission of the text and the tradition of comment
    7. Interpretation: a note.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Horace's Lyric Poetry
    • Latin Literature
  • Author

    Horace

    Editor

    Roland Mayer, King's College London
    Roland Mayer is Professor of Classics at King's College London.

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