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Horace Epistles

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ISBN-10: 052127754X

ISBN-13: 9780521277549

Edition: 1994

Authors: Horace, Roland Mayer, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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This volume comprises an edition with introduction and commentary of the first book of Horaces Epistles. These imaginary letters in verse represent the poets most original contribution to Latin literature. The introduction discusses fully the invention of the new poetic form and the carefully devised style in which the letters are composed. There is also discussion of the addressees and of the main topics, as well as of the lay-out of the poems and the organisation of the book as a whole. The common view that the poems mark a conversion of Horace to philosophy is reassessed. The commentary offers analyses of the tone of the language, particularly the poetic qualities of Horatian usage.…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/22/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

The Epistle as a literary form
HoraceG++s career
The addressees and the date of composition
Poetic style
The organisation of the book
The transmission of the text. Q. Horati Flacci Epistvlarvm Liber Primvs