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The odes of Horace : a critical study

Author: Steele Commager
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Horace.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steele Commager
ISBN: 0806127295 9780806127293
OCLC Number: 31330316
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1962. With new foreword.
Description: xvi, 365 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / David Armstrong --
I. Literary Conventions and Stylistic Criticism in the Augustan Age. The Descent of the Muses. Horace's Use of Traditional Formulas. Ars and Ingenium. Horace and Alexandrianism. Horace's Stylistic Criticism --
II. Structural Characteristics of the Odes. Patterns of Words. Architectural Patterns and the Use of Metaphor. The Cleopatra Ode --
III. Qualities of Imagination. Balance of Attitude. Tension between Form and Subject: Parody. The Amatory Odes --
IV. The Political Odes. Early Work. Longer Odes of the Early Twenties. Later Odes --
V. The World of Nature: Time and Change. Nature as a Moral Metaphor. The Ethics of Change. Nature's Decorum and Death. Book Four --
VI. The World of Art --
Register of Citations from Horace.
Responsibility: by Steele Commager ; foreword by David Armstrong.

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