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Horace Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

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ISBN-10: 0521312922

ISBN-13: 9780521312929

Edition: 1989

Authors: Roland H. Mayer, Niall Rudd, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/7/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 4.84" wide x 7.32" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

The Epistle to Augustus (Epistles 2.1)
The Epistle to Augustus (Epistles 2.2)
The Epistle to the Pisones (The Ars Poetica)
Chronological table
Departures from Brink's text
Horati Flacci Epistvlarum Liber Secvndvs Epistvla AD Avgvstvm Epistvla AD Florvm ARS Poetica
Appendix: the status of the Private Odes