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Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles [PDF / EPUB] Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles Horace wrote in a time of disillusion Around him the ideals of the Roman republic had crumbled the triumph of totalitarianism was complete the public life was poisoned the private one was the last pre Horace wrote in Epodes, Satires, Kindle Õ a time of disillusion Around him the ideals of the Roman republic had crumbled the triumph of totalitarianism was complete the public life was poisoned the private one was the last preserve of honor and happiness Against this background Horace perfected Selected Odes, PDF/EPUB ² a beautifully honed superbly flexible style that was at once a weapon of attack and of self defense Whether writing with bitterness love admiration or savage irony whether his subject was friendship sex politics philosophy or nature the voice of the poet was never strained Odes, Epodes, Satires, eBook ✓ the point of his poem soared flawlessly home Now this extraordinary breadth of genius has been rendered in to vivid modern English in a splendid new translation by poet translator Burton Raffel As Profess WR Johnson writes in his introduction to this translation We are faced with a moody mercurial witty tough cheerful vigorous melancholy sensual intellectual courageous malicious stubborn and gentle human being His range is immense I compare him with Homer Dante Shakespeare and Goethe.

  • Paperback
  • 141 pages
  • Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles
  • Horatius
  • English
  • 12 March 2015

About the Author: Horatius

uintus Horatius Flaccus Epodes, Satires, Kindle Õ December BC – November BC known in the English speaking world as Horace was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of AugustusBorn in the small town of Venusia in the border region between Apulia and Selected Odes, PDF/EPUB ² Lucania Basilicata Horace was the son of a freed slave who owned a small farm in Venusia and later moved to Rome to work as a coactor a middleman.



1 thoughts on “Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles

  1. says:

    I started reading this book because it looked interesting when I was browsing the library I don't typically read anything poetry like not really my preferred reading However I was drawn in by these odes and epodes My attention started wandering during the satires and epistles but I found parts I liked I appreciated how human and honest Horace's writing was It seems to me that he was a very honest and clever man and it shows in his writing I recommend giving this book a chance you might find that you like it than you thought you would I certainly did

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