Horace Odes IV With Introduction and Notes

Horace Odes IV
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781107693616
  • augustus 2013
  • 112 pagina's
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Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus was born in 6 B.C. at Venusia in Apulia. His father, though once a slave, had made enough money as an auctioneer to send his son to a well-known school in Rome and subsequently to university in Athens. There Horace joined Brutus’ army and served on his staff until the defeat at Philippi in 42 BC. On returning to Rome, he found that his father was dead and his property had been confiscated, but he succeeded in obtaining a secretarial post in the treasury, which gave him enough to live on. The poetry he wrote in the next few years impressed Virgil, who introduced him to the great patron Maecenas in 38 BC. This event marked the beginning of a life-long friendship. From now on Horace had no financial worries; he moved freely among the leading poets and statesmen of Rome; his work was admired by Augustus, and indeed after Virgil’s death in 19 BC he was virtually Poet Laureate. Horace died in 8 BC, only a few months after Maecenas.

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Originally published in 1896, this book contains the Latin text of the fourth and last book of Horace's famous Odes, as well as the famous Carmen Saeculare, written for the Secular Games in 17 BC and commissioned by the emperor Augustus. Gow includes a biography of the poet and commentaries on each of the 16 poems in the book, including a brief synopsis of each, as well as a guide to common metrical patterns used by Horace and other ancient poets. This book will be of value to anyone interested in Horace or in Augustan poetry more generally.

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augustus 2013
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112 pagina's
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1200 g
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129 mm
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6 mm
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198 mm

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