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Odes and Epodes

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Odes and Epodes by Horace
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The works of Horace have exerted strong and continuing influence on writers from his day to our own. Sophisticated and intellectual, witty and frank, he speaks to the cultivated and civilized world of today with the same astringent candor and sprightliness that appeared so fresh at the height of Rome's wealth and glory. These two volumes offer splendid translations of the entirety of Horace's poetic work. In 23 B.C.E., when he published the first three books of his lyrics, Horace was 42 years old, secure in the favor of the emperor Augustus, and living in ease and comfort as a country gentleman on his Sabine farm. Serenity is reflected in these lyrics, certainly, but so are other experiences, for Horace had lived through three major political crises in a society that was the center of the world: sophisticated, refined - and beginning to decay. A worldly, high-spirited, cultivated man, Horace responds in his poetry to the myriad elements of Roman life he knew so well. The Odes and Epodes collects the entirety of Horace's lyric poetry, comprising all 103 odes, the Carmen Saeculare ("Festival Hymn"), and the earlier epodes. Joseph P. Clancy has achieved a mirroring of the originals that is worthy in its own right as English verse, and his introductions to each book of lyrics are both lively and informed.

Author Biography

Joseph P. Clancy is professor emeritus of English and theatre arts at Marymount Manhattan College. His poetry has appeared in such publications as New World Writing, Epoch, Commonweal, and Spirit.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 1960
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Translated by Clancy
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Pages
267
Dimensions
140x220x15
ISBN-13
9780226106793
Product ID
7244802

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