RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 31241777 LA Text in Latin, commentary in English, with some Classical Greek in appendices. T1 Epodes A1 Horace., Mankin, David., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 1995 SN 0521394694 9780521394697 052139774X 9780521397742 AB The Epodes, with the first book of the Satires, were Horace's first published work. They consist of a collection of seventeen poems in different versions of the iambus, the metre traditionally associated with lampoon and in particular with the seventh-century Greek poet Archilochus. In none of Horace's works is his originality more brilliantly displayed than in this creative appropriation of a hitherto unexploited Greek genre. David Mankin's introduction and commentary examines all aspects of Horace's relationship with his models and of the technical accomplishment of his verse; it also gives help with linguistic problems. His edition places the Epodes firmly in their literary and historical context: Rome at the time of its greatest crisis, the Civil War which ended the Republic and led to the establishment of the Principate. . Students and scholars alike will welcome this commentary, only the second in any language since the 1930s and the only one providing a full and detailed interpretation in English.