The Satires of Horace

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Ausable Press, 2002 - Poetry - 200 pages
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“What is special about Matthews' Horatian Satires is the immediacy of the idiom, the sense of discovery of the actual moment, the quickness of the turn of the line. . . . Horace's words, in Matthews' hands, become alive, just-written, and immortal again because they are so new.”—Stanley Plumly

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The lyric poetry of antiquity is often as important to modern poets as it is to translators and classical scholars. Mulroy is a professor of classics (Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), and Carson ... Read full review

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William Matthews was born in Cincinnati in 1942, and educated at Yale and the University of North Carolina. He published eleven books of poetry and received many prizes and awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Time & Money (1996). Matthews taught at the City University of New York until his death in 1997.

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