Odes and Epodes (College Latin Series) Horace

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Odes and Epodes (College Latin Series) by Horace
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The poetry of Horace (born 65 BCE) is richly varied, its focus moving between public & private concerns, urban & rural settings, Stoic & Epicurean thought. Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. ForMoreThe poetry of Horace (born 65 BCE) is richly varied, its focus moving between public & private concerns, urban & rural settings, Stoic & Epicurean thought. 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 & Pindar- but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods & topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty & piety- & there are hymns to the gods.

But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends- speaking about love & amorous situations, often amusingly. Horaces 17 epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the 7th-century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love & political concerns are frequent themes- here the tone is generally that of satirical lampoons. In his language hes triumphantly adventurous, Quintilian said of Horace.



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