Odes and Epodes

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Poetry - 184 pages
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Review: Odes and Epodes (Loeb Classical Library)

User Review  - Marc L - Goodreads

I read a Dutch edition. The Epodes were less fresh than Satires and a bit more difficult. The Odes I liked more. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Horace is one of the most noted poets and satirists of Ancient times. Born Quintus Horatius Flaccus, to a former slave in 65 B.C., Horace was taken to Rome and Athens to be educated. He joined Brutus's army after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and later came under favor of the emperor Octavian. Horace used his observations of politics to great advantage in his works. Horace is chiefly remembered for his four books of Odes. Technically and lyrically stunning, they contain word organization and imagery that is employed masterfully. He is also noted for the brilliant satires that brought him to the attention of the poet Virgil. Virgil introduce him to Maecenas, a wealthy patron, who would help Horace throughout his life. Horace earned a great reputation during his lifetime and was an example to many later generations of poets. Horace died in 8 B.C., a few months after his friend and patron Maecenas.

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