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Horace - Odes

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ISBN-10: 0521671019

ISBN-13: 9780521671019

Edition: 2012

Authors: Horace, Roland Mayer

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In the first book of odes, Horace presents himself to his Roman readers in a novel guise, as the appropriator of the Greek lyric tradition. He aspired to add a new province to the empire of the national literature. The first book is designed both to establish Horace's engagement with his Greek predecessors and to create a role for lyric poetry in contemporary Rome. The collection of thirty-eight poems is therefore a dazzling feat of poetic appropriation and innovation, a blend of the public and the private voice of the poet. Classic Greek songs are evoked so as to provide a springboard for reflections on moral and political issues, for the praises of gods and men, friends and public…    
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Introduction
Lyric impulse and lyric challenge
Technical challenges of lyric
The architecture of the ode
The arrangement of the book
Dates of composition and publication
Transmission of the text and the tradition of comment
Interpretation: a note